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post #41 of 51 Old 10-20-2011, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't anyone ever tell you that you're not supposed to stand in a direct line with the blade on a table saw? You're lucky that whatever it was didn't take out an eye...

For starters, I was wearing eye protection. Secondly, I was off to the side. As best I can tell, the piece broke away, shot back and possibly richocheted off of the feather board. It could have been a lot worse for sure. I alway wear eye protection when using my tools, I've just stepped it up a notch. Before I would only wear the shield for the lathe work. Now, I'm wearing it for any high rpm tool that has any potential to toss something.

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Another day at work, and another hour spent in the shop after work. I started off by unclamping the jewellery box from the bar clamps and then positioned the door on the jewellery box and clamped it down.
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Using a square, I carefully marked out the positions of the hinges on the side of the box and lid.
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I then unclamped the box and lid, and transferred my marks to the edge of both pieces using a saddle square.
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I used my marking knife to score the wood to prevent splintering when cutting the mortises for the hinges.
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I used my hand held router with a 1/4" straight bit installed and cut out the majority of the material for the mortise.
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I then used a 1/4" sharp chisel and finished off each mortise for the hinges.
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After the hinges were installed, I used a 1/4" forstner bit and drilled the holes for the rare earth magnets that I will use to hold the door shut.
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I gave the entire jewellery box another quick sanding and gave the entire thing a coat of tung oil.
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I will be starting on the finishing touches tomorrow and hopefully, I will have a finished product to post soon. Thanks for looking in.

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Now who's showing off? A saddle square.... did you empty the store when you outfitted your shop?

As always though beautiful work and a great read.

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

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Now who's showing off? A saddle square.... did you empty the store when you outfitted your shop?
Yeah, Ken, I just had to google that. Ha. The jewelry box is looking beautiful. Looking forward to seeing this thing done.

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ha ha h ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. You guys kill me. I have a running list of little things that I would like for my shop and on birthdays and Christmas, I usually get some of the little items. I love these saddle squares. I actually have 3 of them. The small one pictured above, one designed for use with 2X4's and one that is used for 45's. There are also dovetail saddle squares. Either way, you guys should start a wish list.

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Today, marks a sad day in this challenge for me. It marks the day that I finished my 4th, and final challenge project. I've been having a hard time getting some good photos of this jewelry box and these are the best that i could get tonight. Believe me, they don't do the piece justice. The grains are very prominent in this piece and my wife is very happy with it. I couldn't justify using the hooks that the plans called for. I felt that they cheapened an otherwise classy looking project. I did a little searching on the internet and found the brass hangers that you see here. They are actually key box hook strips and at $1.60 each, they fit this project perfectly. I think that they are much nicer than just the plain hooks.
I had a bunch of the red felt from my tool chest left, so I used it to line the drawers and the backboards for this project. Again, my wife is very happy with it.
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Tools used:
tilt box digital angle gauge
tape measure
jointer planer
various squares
12" straight edge
band saw
thickness planer
digital calipers
table saw
miter fence for table saw
set up blocks
dado blade set
clamps
cordless drill
putty knife
various electric sanders
router table
hand screw clamp
drill press
various drill and router bits
screwdriver
saddle square
marking knife
chisel
hand held router
1/4" forstner bit



I would like to take this opportunity to send a big "thank you" out to everyone who commented and followed along with all of my alternative methods threads. This was a fantastic experience and I had a lot of fun with each project. I learned a few new techniques and tried a couple of new joints. I also have 4 new projects that I am very proud of. All of your comments are extremely humbling. It is always a great feeling when someone that you admire and respect pays you a compliment and I have admiration and respect for each and every one of you. It is talented individuals like yourselves that I strive to mimic and one day, I hope to be of the same calibur of woodworking that all of you display on a regular basis. A big thank you goes out to Longknife who was kind enough to send me the plans for the jewelry box project. Another huge thanks goes out to Frank for allowing me to participate in this challenge and for "challenging" me to make all four projects. It showed me that with a little dedication and some self confidence, anything is possible; even finishing 4 projects in 36 days.
Again, I thank all of you for looking in on my builds. You have no idea how much it means to me.
You guys rock!!

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Kenbo, what more can be said? Your work on each of these projects has been an inspiration to not only me, but I'm sure everyone who has followed along. Those "hooks" you found are perfect for the box. They really give it a special character that plain old "tea cup" hooks could never add.

Thank you for sharing your shop with us and letting us look over your shoulder as you worked.

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Kenbo, you are an amazingly talented woodworker. Everyone of your projects on this challenge are fantastic. You're writes were equally impressive. Great step by step details, all documented on pics. I've said it before, you would make a great teacher. Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration to us all.

Oh, by the way, how about them Leafs? Off to a great start. See if they can keep it going.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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This turned out absolutely beautiful! The woods looks great and the interior is fantastic. The colour of the felt matches the wood perfect and the hooks you found really give this piece a little extra.
Your work is a big inspiration, thanks for leading us on this tour.
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Typically fantastic results, Kenbo. I can only hope my projects turn out half as well as yours have.
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