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OldBull

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11-25-2021 03:07 PM

Good morning everyone, I will be starting a new jewelry box in a few days as a Christmas present. A little late but I think I can do it.

I have quite a bit of leopard, curly maple and some birdseye (not all shown in pic).

I would like leopard sides and a mix maybe of maple in the top and maybe the base. A solid top or a center piece I don’t know. 10×12 but I am not really looking for demensions per say I am looking for the mix of the 2 colors. I was thinking leopard sides with 45° corners and two each .25” maple spline reinforcements. Maybe some small vertical bookmatched maple corners ? The top is kind of slowing me down. I have previously made the 4 outside pieces surrounding a center piece but would like to try something else. Maybe a mix of leopard and maple as a solid piece?

Another factor is I want it to last 70 years or so, so I am having to watch for expansion and consider a durable hinge.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks
Donny
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Phil32

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#1 posted 11-25-2021 10:02 PM

Part of the enjoyment of the woodworking hobby is finding expression for YOUR creativity. Look through the many boxes shown in the LJ Projects. When something “grabs you,” adapt it to your design.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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Aj2

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#2 posted 11-26-2021 12:54 AM

If your giving the jewelry box to your wife for Christmas make sure there’s a piece of jewelry in there somewhere.
It happened to me. My wife said it’s a nice box but there’s nothing in it. :(
Good Luck

-- Aj

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OldBull

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#3 posted 11-26-2021 12:52 PM

Thanks for the tips, Aj2 I almost made that mistake with a great niece but 4 days before presenting it I wised up.

How would someone attatch a leg like the one in this photo ??

Thanks for any help.

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#4 posted 11-26-2021 03:41 PM



Thanks for the tips, Aj2 I almost made that mistake with a great niece but 4 days before presenting it I wised up.

How would someone attatch a leg like the one in this photo ??

Thanks for any help.

- OldBull


you could use bisquits or dowels maybe :<))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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