Nice Enough For Jewelry Sharp Enough For Chisels

When I set out to build this case, I intended to use it to protect some of my favorite chisels. But as soon as I finished it, Cheryl walked into the shop and hinted that it was "too nice for those cruddy old chisels. But wouldn't it make a terrific-jewelry case?" Then Janet (Steve's wife) suggested, "If it were just a little bigger, it would be perfect for silverware."

I should have known better.

As for the design, I wanted this case to have a slightly contemporary look — sort of a straight-forward, functional appearance but with rounded edges to soften it just a bit.

I also wanted it to "fit in" no matter what the surroundings. So, I chose rather traditional-looking woods: walnut for the frames and red gum for the panels.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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