Jewelry Box

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Project by tyschroed posted 05-23-2014 12:05 AM 1730 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my wife. This was a fun box to build. The sides are bookmatched African Rosewood. The top is, I believe, Spalted Maple. The bottom is Sapele. The mitered corners have black walnut splines. Hinges are Brusso. Overall I’m very happy with how it turned out. My only gripe is my hinge mortises must have been off ever so slightly, the lid is shifted to the left about a 32nd of an inch….I’ll get over it, in time.

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#1 posted 05-23-2014 12:13 AM

Beautiful jewelry box! I’m sure your wife will love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 05-23-2014 12:38 AM

Nicely done. This particular lid works very well with the rosewood sides. Nice lift and interior.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 05-23-2014 12:41 AM

Nice combo of woods and design very earthy feel.

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#4 posted 05-23-2014 02:43 AM

Very nice piece – good job!


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#5 posted 05-23-2014 03:18 AM

Nice job, pretty wood. Put some pressure on the top with some soft clamps. adjust slowly over several days until that 1/32” is adjusted out. Go slow and gentle, it will move.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#6 posted 05-23-2014 06:16 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!


-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#7 posted 05-23-2014 11:20 AM

Looks great in the pictures.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 05-27-2014 04:24 PM

Neat box, great looking wood. The Brusso 90° stop hinges are wonderful for smaller boxes. The combination of woods is very appealing.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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