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Handmade Jewellery Box #5: The final frontier

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Blog entry by Flemming posted 07-19-2010 11:15 PM 1169 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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WELL ladies and gentlemen… the journey that was the jewellery box has come to an end. I am quite pleased with the final outcome. I havnt taken many pictures, it’s late here and there’s no good light available, but thought you might like to see it before I upload some pictures to the finished projects section.

I give you, the jewellery box:

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a view of the front side of the box, with the latch in place.

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a view of the marquetry I did, it’s finished laquering. I decided not to revisit the middle flower, i can live with it. and It isn’t hand made if there arn’t a few nicks, dents and flaws in it anyway.. I didn’t want a glass looking finish either.. besides, it’s a sort of “rough” looking box in the first place and I think a flush glass finish will contrast in a bad way with the look of it.

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a look at the inside of the box.

Tomorrow when it’s light out I’ll take some better pictures of it and upload it to the “completed” projects section :)

thanks for following and cheers to everyone for your positive support. appreciate it guys, you rock.

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.



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RonPeters

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 11:37 PM

The only ‘problem’ I see is now you need to go out and fill it up with jewelery! ;-)

Nice box. I like the look of mahogany…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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BertFlores58

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 12:07 AM

Amazing curves and in-lays. The trays and inside divisions are thin. Good job!

-- Bert

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rsladdwoodworks

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 01:39 AM

some day I will learn to do inlay like that tell then I will keep trying

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 07-20-2010 08:15 AM

WAAOW Flemming that´s a B-E-A-U-T-Y-F-U-L-L B-O-X
you have created there, but you deffently had made yourself a setback
when it comes to new tools for a long time , you have to fill it up too :—)

Sorry that I havn´t seen then Blog bebefore , I will go straight back and follow up on it

and welcome to Lumber Jocks :-)
I have just leave you a note at you own page

take care
Dennis

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 07-20-2010 11:54 AM

Great looking box.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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littlecope

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#6 posted 07-20-2010 11:55 AM

It came out Superb, my Friend!!
Wonderful Project and very enjoyable blogs. Thanks for sharing your journey…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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doordude

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 07:06 AM

Hey Flemming; nice box and specially the marquetry. really nice work.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 07:10 AM

Nicely done super box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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