Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

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fasteddy
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Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by fasteddy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:32 pm

Overall, I'm happy with how this turned out, though in hindsight I would've probably taken a different approach. Let's just say this was a learning experience.

Biggest lesson: Little errors (like a spoilboard that's not perfectly level) add up when assembling a box.

Box: Maple & walnut
Trays: Single piece (pocketed) of walnut
Lid: Spalted maple & nougal (ran out of matching maple, so I used what I had on hand. In retrospect, should've made the whole thing out of the spalted maple as the maple in the box was a tad more yellow than I would've liked. The nougal was a last minute stand-in for a piece of African ebony that experienced significant chipout during the inlay v-carving.)
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fasteddy
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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by fasteddy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:33 pm

And one more without the trays:
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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by twforeman » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:48 pm

Looks very nice.
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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by Atonwa » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Beautiful, hope she loves it even more because Dad made it.
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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by HPGreyling » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:50 am

Stunning

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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by Brian Stone » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:38 am

Really nice work!
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fasteddy
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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by fasteddy » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:11 pm

Oh, one more mistake that I learned from. I cut the male inlay perpendicular to the direction that I cut the female inlay. Don't recall why I did that, exactly, but if your X and Y axes are not scaled identically - which mine were not, apparently - it will throw off the inlay. Fortunately, the v-carve inlay technique is very forgiving, so the mismatch wasn't very noticeable. In the few small gaps that I had I just filled them with very fine sawdust and then spread a very low viscosity super glue over the piece (before sanding again).

One note here should you ever need to do the same. This technique will result in a darker fill (even after urethane). I found that using maple dust rather than the nougal ended up a nearly unnoticeable match (perhaps a mix of maple/nougal would've done better, but my gaps were small enough that I'd be splitting hairs at that point).

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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by sgth0mas » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:09 am

Excellent work!

And thank you for the tips. Especially regarding the inlay orientation during cutting. Im sure just about all desktop machines will benefit from that advice.

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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by Thomas220 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:52 pm

Got 3 daughters myself, and things like this are why I'm trying to convince myself (and my wife) of the need. The woodworking itself I've got down, but such wonderful embellishments like this are just one of the reasons to shapeoko.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Post by sw0108 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:34 pm

fasteddy wrote:And one more without the trays:
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Good job. Nice work.

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