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Jewelry box with a screw on lid.

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A round box with a screw on lid. This is my first instructable and I hope people find it useful.
 
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Step 1: Design the box

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I drew a template using a coffee can for the circle. Decided the circle into 4 parts for separate storage in the finished box.take note of the circle in the middle. this will hold the bolt which screws onto the lid.

Step 2: Cutting the pieces

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Using my scroll saw I cut out the circle then the inside sections.

Step 3: Assembly

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I made 2 identical pieces and now I'm gluing them together. Clamp well until glue sets.

Step 4: Flower for the lid

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I cutout a flower which will be glued to the lid. It serves a few purposes. It hides the nut, acts like a knob / handle and makes the finished box more attractive.

Step 5: Cutout a stem

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I cutout a stem which makes the flower more finished.

Step 6: Nut inside the lid

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This is a standard 1/4" nut. I notched out the shape of the nut so it won't turn. There are better style nuts that should be used but this was all I had handy.

Step 7: Bottom piece

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I traced the outside shape onto a 1/8th piece of plywood which will be used for the bottom. Just glue, clamp and let dry.

Step 8: Sanding

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Now is the time to finish with your sanding. I screwed the lid on snug then sanded the sides till all pieces were flush and smooth.

Step 9: Painting

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I should have painted my flower before gluing it to the lid. would have made painting it a lot quicker.

Step 10: Finishing

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I like to use dark stains. This one I chose is called red oak 215 by minwax. After staining and left to dry I apply my first coat of polyurethane. It's fast drying and again made by minwax. After the coat dries I'll give it a very light sanding then another coat of polyurethane. This will be repeated until I get the shine I'm after.

Step 11: Finished product

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Lots of sanding and a few coats of polyurethane and your box should look something like mine.

Again, this is my first instructable so hope it's easy to follow.
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