Curves jewelry box

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Project by bibb posted 2155 days ago 3635 views 33 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first “real” project at Red Rocks Community College. We were supposed to build a tool box but our instructor Tom thought that since this had a case, drawers and a lid it would work for the assignment. My goal was to create a face with continuous grain across the case and drawer fronts. I put French polished garnet shellac on the entire thing! 200 hours later this was the result. It’s a good thing I don’t count on this as a living as I would have made about three cents an hour.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#1 posted 2155 days ago

That’s very nice! What kind of wood is it? It looks like Mahogany but not sure. Dimensions? What’s it being used for now?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 2155 days ago

Beautiful, superb workmanship

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 2155 days ago

Very nice work

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 2155 days ago

Neat, very nice design and workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 2155 days ago

Very nice, Well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#6 posted 2155 days ago

I love this design!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 2155 days ago

Bibb, I don’t know who ‘Curves’ is, but you sure made her a sweet jewelery box. Beautiful job! i just hope she appreciates your efforts.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 2155 days ago

Very nice!!! I like the design & craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 2155 days ago

great project … hope you got a good grade

welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 2155 days ago

Interesting design and excellent craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 2155 days ago

stunning!!! wonderfully done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 2155 days ago

Excellent workmanship! not bad for a “first project” The flow of the piece is wonderful! Certainly the best “Tool box” I’ve ever seen!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#13 posted 2155 days ago

if you want to make one for me I will double your pay and offer 6 cents per hour. that is georgeous.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#14 posted 2155 days ago

Exquisite detail and design. Great craftmanship on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 2154 days ago

Beautiful, and superbly executed.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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