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post #1 of 5 Old 04-02-2009, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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I retired 5 years ago and moved to northern Michigan. I always liked woodworking but never had the time or space I wanted. I now have the workshop I wanted and since we average about 200 inches of snow a year I spend my winters in the shop. I have made everything from 6 ft. lighthouses to picture frames plant stands, tv stands, Wooden kaleidoscopes, M-M dispensers, End grain cutting boards and much more. But I especilly enjoy building Jewelry boxes. I see a new plan and I cannot resist building it. I mostly give my projects away to friends and family. Anybody has a unique jewelry box idea or plan let me know.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-02-2009, 08:27 PM
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I guess you are about a 5 hr Harley ride away. I too, am GM retired class of July 1998 from Design Staff in Warren, Mich. I did some design in products, cars and trucks station wagons, remember them? but mostly I worked as a clay modeler/sculptor 25 yrs or so. They called me Mr. Tool when I retired. My "door prize" was a hollow core door with an envelope worth $50 inside. The first guy to have his ticket drawn refused it. You had to take the envelope and the door! The second guy took both and smiled!I too make jewelry boxes and you can see some in My Photos. Nice to meet you Chuck. Welcome , bill

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Welcome, Iím not a retired GM employee, but I did work for GM in Los Angles during the late 60ís and early 70ís.

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Iím a die hard DIY guy. Donít tell me to hire someone for what I can do myself.
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I posted pics of 3 jewelry boxes I built. The smaller heart shaped one is Brazilian cherry with a streak of spalting on one side. The larger heart shaped one is Lyptus. They are all musical. The band sawn box was from the April woodworkers Journal. I made it i1/4 inches taller and added the music movement in the bottom. It is activated by the bottom drawer.
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