Curves jewelry box

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Project by bibb posted 09-25-2008 04:23 AM 4112 views 33 times favorited 25 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.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#1 posted 09-25-2008 06:26 AM

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 09-25-2008 06:28 AM

Beautiful, superb workmanship

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 09-25-2008 06:41 AM

Very nice work

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 09-25-2008 07:07 AM

Neat, very nice design and workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 09-25-2008 08:06 AM

Very nice, Well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#6 posted 09-25-2008 08:10 AM

I love this design!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 09-25-2008 11:33 AM

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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#8 posted 09-25-2008 02:19 PM

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

-- Dennis Zongker

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 09-25-2008 02:57 PM

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 09-25-2008 03:08 PM

Interesting design and excellent craftsmanship!

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

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#11 posted 09-25-2008 03:18 PM

stunning!!! wonderfully done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 09-25-2008 03:48 PM

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 09-25-2008 04:16 PM

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 09-25-2008 08:33 PM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 09-26-2008 03:10 PM

Beautiful, and superbly executed.

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

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