Tiger Maple and Wenge Jewelry Box

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Project by woodn posted 05-27-2014 12:16 AM 4980 views 31 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ended up with a bunch of 1/4” wide x 1/8” thick pieces of wenge after a previous project. One of the nice things about working with boxes, is that even small pieces of wood can be put to good use. The strips were not quite wide enough for the box lid, but a scarfed joint centered over an intersection took care of that nicely. The trim on the box and the handle cross bars are also wenge.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 05-27-2014 12:19 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 12:19 AM

It’s a beautiful box, well designed.

I think you missed an opportunity to pop that grain on the Tiger Maple.
Looks like you went the clear finish way. I would probably let some oils pop it, or dyes.
Then a shellac topcoat. I say this because just that little extra would make this an exceptional piece.

Very nice .

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 12:23 AM

I like the design on the lid,the choice of wood,excellent work,must have taken you a good chunk of time to build it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 12:24 AM

Lovely work indeed.

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

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 12:39 AM

Very nicely crafted box. I particularly like the lift and drawer pull. Everything fits good so fine installation on the quadrant hinges which can be difficult. Good work on the interior as well.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 01:02 AM

Wow Bob this is one great box.I really like your wood selection and great details.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-27-2014 02:28 AM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 05-27-2014 03:16 AM

Bob, this box has it all. Great design and execution. The wood choice is wonderful, and I like the inlays. The drawer solves the problem of access to the lower part of the box. The quadrant hinges are well fit and a good choice. The box is well finished outside and beautifully lined inside. The matching pull and lift fit with the design, and the contrasting corner splines finish off your great look of contrast and function. I don’t think you missed a single trick. Nice job of photography on top of everything else. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 04:22 AM

Absolutely beautiful

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 05:06 AM

Looks great, elegant

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 05:13 AM

Awesome attention to detail, five stars!!!!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 05-27-2014 11:10 AM

First-verry nicely shaped, second- nice wenge details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 05-27-2014 11:38 AM

Wow what a beautiful box. Excellent design and contrasting wood choices. Really well made and finished and so much to look at in awe both inside and out. My favorite for today. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 05-27-2014 12:13 PM

Very Elegant Box, Your Craftsmanship is Top Notch!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 05-27-2014 12:33 PM

A very elegant box.. The design is very functional with the lower drawer and the contrast you have achieved with the handles is superb.
Thanks for posting this piece.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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