Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northeast Texas
I make several jewelry boxes each year, and have finally settled on using closed-cell styrofoam for the ring-bars. I usually use two slots for each box.... one with a 1/8" kerf and one with a 3/16" kerf. I begin by using a larger piece of foam, cutting the kerfs 1/2" to 5/8" deep, then separate that portion from the larger piece. Once cut to approximate size, I then carefully glue fabric lining to the block then trim the ring-block to the exact size for the jewelry box. Two kerf widths will accomodate most rings for a ladies' box. You might consider slightly wider kerfs for a gentleman's box. The combined resiliancy of the combined cloth fabric and styrofoam have continued to keep rings snugly in place inside boxes that are several years old. Hope my explanation makes sense. If not, feel free to e-mail me.
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