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My six year old granddaughter asked for a jewelry box for her birthday. My first thought was how much jewelry can a six year old have? Hopefully she will take care of it so it lasts her a long time.

Was my first attempt at flocking and I believe that I did not have my wood sealed enough and the flocking adhesive absorbed into the wood creating some thin spots. Since the adhesive is color matched, do you think I could re-apply the adhesive and add more flocking??
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Absolutely beautiful Dave!!

If you were to have tried to explain to me how it would look, I would have thought it was going to be just to busy... Man, would I have been wrong!!

Freehand carving or CNC?

How much jewelry can a 6 year old have? its just simply a collection that will continue to grow throughout her lifetime!!

AS for the flocking,,, I've touched up the same kind of problem on several occasions. sometimes it takes and blends other times, not so much. The darker colors seem
to take to touch ups' much better than the lighter colors. Lighter colors seem to darken up just a tad as they are built up, and keeping that "smooth" look can be a problem as well. Best answer I came up with was to redo the entire compartment if possible/practical. Scrap down and start over. Just be really picky around the edges when applying the adhesive. I picked up several cheapo artists brushes (1/4" flat) and use them. Fill in the bulk of the area first, by then, the adhesive has stiffened up the bristles to the point that you can cut in a pretty decent edge with the adhesives.

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That turned out great Dave! ...

ya know she's probably gonna have a lil help (from others)
asking for more things down the road, ya dig?

So another words, you flocked up some? Repair is probably minor.
Wont hurt to try, sorry never flocked Im no help.
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Excellent job, Dave! Count me in on those who think it would have been too busy but I think it looks nice.

And I truly love the full color engraving on the inside of the lid, not sure how you did that but it's probably a trade secret...



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What a beautiful looking jewellery box !
I was wanting to make one for the neighbors daighter who is turning 6 in August . I laughed at your question,because I thought the same exact thing, how much jewelry could a 6 year old have ?
So I was debating to make her a toy storage chest instead . Bad news is I won’t have a cnc router table running till next winter .

Question . Where do you get the inserts , or did you make that also?

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Excellent, an item that will cherished for years to come.

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Very nice Dave, I've done my share of flocking and have found the best way I have repaired a small area was to thin the colored paint which you know is very thick, just a little. When painting, over lapping some and flock the crap out of it. If you leave it thick, it just clumps and more noticeable.
Flocking is always a guess for me anyways. lol
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Now that you got the details worked out -- the next ones get easier and go together faster. Looks better than good!!


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Wow, thanks for all the comments all ready.

I had heard that if you try to go over the flocking that it might be a different color. At this point, I think I will try it on the tray. Can always make another one.

Yes, everything was made on the cnc and the design is a modified Michael Tyler box.

David - not sure what you mean on the full color engraving. Are you talking about the text or the reflection in the mirror?
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CNC or not, that is nice. You did screw up tho. Should have made it 2'X2'X2', probably still too small even then, but you can always make a bigger one down the line.

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