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With all the cool jewelry you'll be making from the instructables in this contest, you'll need a place to keep it. This snazzy looking wooden box does...
Materials used include: - 1 maple screw plug button - 2 purple heart pen blanks - 2 padauk pen blanks - 4 black walnut pen blanks Pen blank size ...
Rip the walnut pen blanks in half using a table saw. If you have a bandsaw with a fence I would suggest using that instead. Remember to use push stick...
Glue the 5/16" strips of walnut to the purple heart and padauk blanks. Make sure the strips are on opposite sides. This is done for all of the 3/4" bl...
Before mitering the laminated blanks, you must be sure the faces of the glued up segments are totally flush. To flush up the faces I use a bench plane...
A miter-saw is the best and most accurate option for cutting perfect 22.5 degree angles in order to make an octagon. However, a specific fixture is re...
The pieces are now glued in an octagonal formation, Glue is applied to the miters then the piece is clamped. To clamp this odd shape I use elastic ban...
After 24 hours the octagon can be mounted on a lathe and turned. A shop-made "face plate" is required though. First, cut a square piece of 2 x 4. The ...
Puns are fun, aren't they? Anyhow, start off by screwing the plywood square to the octagon using the pre-drilled holes and 1" screws. Pan-headed screw...
Now that the octagon is chucked in the lathe's chuck, take the outside down just until it's round. I used a bowl gouge. then take the inside down unti...
Every box needs a bottom! To make the bottom for this box start out with 7" x 7" x 3/4" square of black walnut mounted on your lathe via the face plat...
The lid is about as simple as the box's bottom, except the lid has no tennon. Start with the same sized walnut blank as you did for the bottom. Take t...
Take the finished lid over to the drill press and fit a 3/8" bit in the chuck. Then, drill down using the center-mark created by the live center. Dril...
Now all that's left to do before finishing is to glue the bottom in place. A disposable foam brush is perfect to spread glue around and avoid ooz. Spr...
So once your done machining your jewelry box just put a coat of your favorite finish on it. After that, this box is now ready to hold your favorite ke...
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Posted:Jun 12, 2011
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