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Gene Howe

Jewelry Chest Finally Done!

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Maple and walnut. 24" tall 15" wide and 7" deep.


All joints are M&T.


Sanded to 180, 3 coats of matte poly, each roughed with a white mesh pad and final finish rubbed out with Liberon #0000 SW and paste wax.


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Drawers are lined with the same purple felt as the wings. Wrapped cereal box card board and dropped it in and glued them. Top drawer is fitted with ring holders. A piece of 3/8 thick dense foam with knife silts. The felt was laid over the top and slid into the slits with a steel ruler. 


The dot is a 3/8 rare earth magnet that catches the metal piece robbed from a push-to-open magnetic catch. 


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The wings for studs and pins are felt covered M&T frames. Four per side. They swivel on 1/8" by 1/2" brass pins. Wife and I had to align all 8 to holes in the top at the same time and, then fit the top on the tenons cut in the sides and the dado for the back. Took us well over an hour.


The top is screwed on and the screws counter bores are covered with walnut pegs from Rockler.  


Not shown are six 1" long brass pegs across the inside top, behind the wings, for necklaces.


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This was one major PITA for me. But, I learned a number of new techniques, learned some new combinations of cuss words, built a few jigs and best of all, bought a couple new planes needed to complete it. I'm sure the next three will be easier.(Fingers crossed!!!!) 








Gene
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Oh my, that is a great looking Jewelry Chest Gene. They are going to go wild over this one.



Nothing wrong with having to get a few new tools to do a project. That will make them appreciate it a little more.



Great job and thanks for the update!




John Moody
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I GOT A PROBLEM  HEEAUH~!!!!


You said


"This was one major
PITA
for me"


 AND THEN YOU CONTRADICTED YOURSELF COMPLETELY BY SAYING


"bought a couple new planes needed to complete it."



Sounds to me like things worked out swimmingly for you


 Plus you made a really nice jewelery chest. 


Great job~!!!


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Gene that is flat gorgeous!!!!  Did you buy the plans or self create it?




Ron Dudelston
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Love it!  The choice of woods is super! Glad you at least got to buy some new tools!




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Thanks guys, for your kind words. 


Cliff, any excuse for new tools, right? Actually, only one is new, the other ones are flea bay finds. One just came in today. All the way from Saskatoon. A little late, but it'll come in handy on the next 3. And I stand by my first observation. It really was a HUGE PITA! 


Ron, I shamelessly copied it from a picture in some magazine I was reading at the the VA clinic. I WISH I'd had plans!!! 





Gene
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Right on Larry.




Ron Dudelston
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Absolutely gorgous Gene. Learned a few new tricks, got a few new planes and produced a piece of outstanding work. Great job.




Wayne Mahler
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Gene, you done outdone yourself on this one! Worthy of a magazine shoot it is!!! Absolutely beautiful sir, and like Larry said, right on with the paste wax!!!! I love using Liberon.


So what did I miss, I know somewhere down the road you told us but if I could get the history again, you have three more to make? Family or customers?




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Thanks, Larry. The Liberon and JPW has been the wife's and my choice of final rub out for many years. I think a furniture maker friend of ours told us about it sometime in the '80s. 


Thanks, Wayne. The new-to-me planes may lure me over to the dark side, yet.


Thanks, John. One for my other sister, one for our present DIL, one for our soon to be DIL and none for the little boy who cries in the lane.


John, you'll recall I was asking the group about the easiest goof proof way to inlay the walnut strips on the doors? Well, I accidentally stumbled on a real no brainer method. The panel's tongues were cut 1/4" longer than the depth of the grooves in the rail and stiles. The resulting gap was filled with a walnut strip. 




Gene
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Awesome!!!!!! I remember that question, aint it funny how wonderful things just seem to work out with these brain teasers? You did a heck of a job Gene, really, I really love it.

Gene Howe said:


Thanks, Larry. The Liberon and JPW has been the wife's and my choice of final rub out for many years. I think a furniture maker friend of ours told us about it sometime in the '80s. 


Thanks, Wayne. The new-to-me planes may lure me over to the dark side, yet.


Thanks, John. One for my other sister, one for our present DIL, one for our soon to be DIL and none for the little boy who cries in the lane.


John, you'll recall I was asking the group about the easiest goof proof way to inlay the walnut strips on the doors? Well, I accidentally stumbled on a real no brainer method. The panel's tongues were cut 1/4" longer than the depth of the grooves in the rail and stiles. The resulting gap was filled with a walnut strip. 




Gene
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton






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