Jewelry boxes in walnut for the wife and smaller ones for two
granddaughters. Oak spice racks for daughter and daughter in law. A
couple coaster sets using maple and walnut for brothers in law. Two
small boxes 8x9x3 for wallets, keys etc for son in law and son. Haven't
figured out what to make for my 14 year old grandson or 2 year old
My great uncle made me a pint sized cherry rolling pin, all one piece
neatly turned on a lathe. Every kid who sees it wants to include it in
their games, use it with playdough, cookie dough!
Don't know about the 14 year old grandson!
On 15 Oct 2004 01:07:30 GMT, email@example.com (Fdmorrison) wrote:
It's a long-standing family tradition. My grandmother used to give me
new clothes for Christmas - a piece of cloth with buttons and thread
included. They would usually get made by March - but Grandma was more
efficient than I am.
Sounds like I'm not the only one. I'm going to give my 8yo daughter
some rough maple for x-mas. The plan is that we'll work together and
make her a desk. I suspect I'll do most of the work when she's not
around but not tell her that way she can be proud of what we made
Do you jewelry box makers have all those cool miniature table saws and what
not? I tried to make a few boxes, but my 12" chop saw didn't have the
accuracy, even with a really good fine cut blade in it.
Have an old Jet 10" contractor's saw with Forrest blade. Works great
for small stuff and moderate size stuff. I could stand a heavy cabinet
saw for really large stuff but I don't do all that much large stuff. I
fail to see where I'd be a whole lot happier with a smaller machine for
jewelry boxes. I don't have a chop saw so can't compare. I do have a
RAS but usually use the table saw.
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 23:45:41 -0500, Robert Galloway
I've got a chop saw (read miter saw) and I've found it to be almost as
accurate as a table saw, but less versitile. I generally lay my rule
on the wood, and bring the saw down to line up my cut [with my fingers
far away from the trigger] You have to get your head right down
there, though. Trying to line up the edge of the kerf with the ruler
mark from 2 or 3 feet away is often going to be inaccurate.
This could be a function of the fact that I have a simple miter saw,
so there are less parts to slop around. I looked at the CMS, but it
seemed like only a marginally more useful tool, since the only thing I
would think to use that secondary angle adust for would be crown
molding, but I rarely cut that anyhow.
Couple of chess boards (red cedar and bird's eye maple with walnut
frames) though I think I'm going to buy the chessmen, My own set is
taking a while to carve! Two or three jewelry boxes (dovetailed
walnut w/ bird's eye maple tops) and some toys for my niece (1 yr old)
and nephew (3 yrs old) I'm thinking about a set of maple alphabet
blocks and a pull-along or two for them.
Doug Stowe's most complicated jewellery box (5 drawers, opening top &
sides), over 100 bits of wood total. Started last November, missed the
Xmas deadline as well as the February birthday one. So now, I have to
get back to it.
The LOML complained that she has been with this wooddorker for
eighteen years and she still uses cardboard boxes (OK, a frayed
reptilian leather-covered one), baskets & other crap to keep her
jewellery. So I got Doug's books from his website & asked her to pick.
She, of course, picked the most complicated one.
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