Friday, April 29, 2011

Lil' Boxes for a Jewelry Box with the JMPv2 - JMPv2 Tour and Stock Preparation

A long time ago, I made a small Mahogany jewelry box as a Mother's Day present for my mom.  (So hopefully she doesn't read my blog between now and Mother's Day!)  When I got to the point of needing the locket and hinges, they were backordered by 2 months.  Long story short, the box sat in that hinge-less state for months until I remembered a couple weeks ago!

The box was just for practicing hand-cut dovetails and some simple shaping with planes.  In keeping with the neanderthal start (okay, disclosure: I used a bandsaw to split the lid off... :) I decided to make the small tray boxes inside with hand tools.  To me, the Bridge City Toolworks JMPv2 is a hand-tool :)

The little boxes are nothing terribly interesting on their own, but seeing them made with a JMPv2 and the Bridge City Toolworks HP6v2 mini multi plane might be.

Oh, the original stock for the boxes is also unique, but you have to watch to find out.

We'll be back to the power tools in all their loud glory on the next project (teaser: sculpted drawer fronts!).  Meanwhile, unplug everything in the house (except this computer) and get back to your neanderthal roots.  Just make sure you reset all the clocks when you power back up; you don't want to be called a 12-o'clock blinker.


  • rmac said...

    And the firewood was what kind of wood?

  • HalfInchShy said...

    Not certain which wood it was. Definitely a conifer, but I don't know them that well. It came from a 'bag' of firewood I bought at a store and the bag doesn't name a species.

  • Shannon said...

    Maybe I haven't been looking but even though the JMP has been out for several years now, I don't think I have seen anyone actually build something with it. I'm glad you took on this challenge and I'm looking forward to the rest of the build.

  • HalfInchShy said...

    Thanks, Shannon! I've been using mine for some small parts or tricky parts in other projects, but it was never the main tool. These little boxes certainly aren't a very difficult project, but makes for a good video introduction to the tool. It's also a very good tool for small projects as you can get right up to the blade.

    So don't laugh at my planing technique, k? :)

    Thanks, too, for the tweet. Have to call it the "Shannon Effect" :)