A Jewelry Box

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Project by ChuckV posted 2124 days ago 1961 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am just getting started in woodworking. I spent some time working through David Freedman’s book Box-Making Basics. This box is from the last chapter of that book.
I have not yet built any dividers or internal trays. I want to wait to see just how my wife ends up using it and then we will decide on how the interior should be finished.
The box is made from walnut and white ash.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#1 posted 2124 days ago

Nice looking box. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 2124 days ago

Very well done! Be careful….box making is addictive.

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

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#3 posted 2124 days ago

ChuckV …Welcome to LJ!

Good looking box and I like the contrast. I agree with Charlie…it is addictive.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 2123 days ago


This is a good looking box. The ash and walnut really compliment one another.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2123 days ago

Very nice box, love the contrasting woods

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#6 posted 1756 days ago

Chuck, I concur with Charlie and Martin, box making is addictive and I’m a true junkie! I have the same book that you mentioned and you have done the design proud. Excellent work!

-- Kevin, Vancouver, WA

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#7 posted 1356 days ago

Very nice. A great combo with the Ash n Walnut. That Ash really has some nice flowing grain that just jumps out at ya.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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