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post #1 of 7 Old 02-11-2013, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Cufflink Box Advice

Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of designing a cufflink box and could use some help. I'd like to make the inside of the box look something like this: http://www.cuff-daddy.com/leather-cu...ox-brown.html#.

I have two questions:

1) What goes under the felt padding? Are those just dowels?

2) What adhesive would you use to glue the felt to the substructure? Or would you just staple them down? Any tips when doing something like this?

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I've never done one of these, but it looks like you could use dowels or something else to create that. I wouldn't staple the felt.
I'd use a 3M spray adhesive.

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You could use dowels, but I think I would be more inclined to use a bullnosed piece of wood instead.

Some manufacturers make a self adhesive felt that you could use. I will look in my magazine and see if I can find you a specific source.

Here is the link for the self adhesive felt.

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I used to be fairly indecisive, but now....... I'm not so sure.

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I think that the ribs could be practically anything: poplar 1/2" drawer side with a rounded top edge, cardboard (not much of a load).
Dowel could be OK but the stems on my cufflinks are 3/4" below the back of the face. Could be a lot of waste space between the rows.
Mine are just jumbled in a box with other trinkets!
I'd need to make a bunch of "fins" to hold the felt in place until the glue set up. Might need 4 hands to manage placement with an adhesive spray but it should work. Pair of gloves and a hot glue gun.

I glued some felt of a similar color into the inside of a box that I made to hold some crooked wood carving knives. Used ordinary carpenter's glue. It looked wet in patches until it set up/dried and then it disappeared. Do scrap tests.
I used to have a dark gray foam rubber block for cuff links = put the foam in the freezer and cut slots with a utility knife. . . . 25 years and the foam disintegrated.

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Thanks for the tips. I think ribs make more sense given the length of the cufflink stems (I need to measure mine). I also like the idea of hot glue, but will definitely try it out first on some scrap.

I'll report back when I have something.

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I would think the underside would need to be some type of foam so the cuff links would fit tightly.
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Here's the final product: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/c...ink-box-54484/

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