Wooden Jewelry Box - Cherry
with Musical Movement
Project Page 1

Picture of Cherry Jewelry Box with Musical Movement

Picture of Cherry Jewelry Music Box with Drawer



In this project you will learn how to build a
Wooden Jewelry Box
that plays music when the lid is lifted.


This project is designed to be at the
Intermediate Skill Level.

Picture #1

Picture of how to build a Wooden Jewelry Box -1

The box measures 12"x8"x8"

The first thing you have to do after
you have cut out your pieces for the box
is to glue them together and put them in
clamps until the glue has dried
(as you see in Pictures #1 and #2).
Do not cut the bottom for the box at this time.
(The extra piece of wood lying on the box
is what I will use to make the drawer head.)

Picture #2

Picture of how to build a Wooden Jewelry Box -2

In Pictures #3 and #4 you can see that I
rabbetted the top
(see drawing beneath Picture #3)
and mitered the joints
so that it will be smooth.

Picture #3

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - rabbetted

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - rabbett drawing

Picture #4

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - mitered joints


Picture #5 shows you what your box will look like.

Picture #5

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - in progress

Once the glue has dried and you have taken
the clamps off of the box, you will start
preparing the box for the drawer.
The first thing you will have to do is
saw out part of the box in order to
put the drawer in the bottom.
You can see this beginning in Picture #6.

Picture #6

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - drawer head

Cut out your drawer head and measure it
to the table saw as I am doing in Picture #6.
To get the depth, set the fence so that you
cut off just enough of the box so that you
can put in the drawer (Picture #7).

Picture #7

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - table saw depth

Pictures 8 and 9 show making the cuts.

Picture #8

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - cutting drawer head depth 1

Picture #9

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - cutting drawer head depth 2

Picture #10 shows the saw actually cutting out for the drawer head.

Picture #10

Picture of Wooden Jewelry Box - cutting out for drawer head.



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