Curly Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by brookrest posted 06-16-2014 04:28 PM 1563 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curly Maple Jewelry Box

The sides were made from one piece of 6/4 curly maple to practice re-sawing and to be able to get a grain wrap around the exterior of the box. I bought the wood online at Top panel was done with a vertical panel bit on my router table. The splines are Wenge and were done on a homemade spline jig on the tablesaw. The inside divider is removable and the bottom is finished with black leather. Cut a piece of foam board to fit the bottom and wrapped it with black leather using spray adhesive. Brusso hinges and small knob from Rockler.

Finished with General Finishes Seal-A-Cell tinted a touch of golden oak oil soluble dye. Then three coats of gloss wipe on General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, last coat was wet sanded to 2000 grit then finished with rubbing compound and polishing compound.

This was a project to test techniques and ideas for a humidor that I am currently making.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 06-16-2014 04:56 PM

Superb job all around.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 06-16-2014 06:38 PM

Very nice looking piece. Love the wood.

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

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#3 posted 06-16-2014 09:19 PM

Beautifully executed! I love figured maple! (Can you tell???)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 06-16-2014 11:36 PM

Great job! That is a beautiful box.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#5 posted 06-17-2014 01:07 AM

Very nice box inside and out… beautiful wood and finish….great job.

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

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#6 posted 06-17-2014 01:14 PM

Very, very nice work, I think you’re ready for that Humidor!
In the pictures, it looks like the tray is Grain-matched to the sides as well…?
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen that before, Well Done!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 06-17-2014 02:28 PM

Very nice box and beautiful wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 08:40 PM

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback!

littlecope, I didn’t plan the tray as a grain match, just got lucky that it looks that way.

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#9 posted 06-21-2014 12:03 AM

Well that’s okay too… :)
Don’t you just love when the Wood gives you a little “Happy Coincidence” action?!
Again, Fine Work, on a Great Build my Friend!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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