Small Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by Roger Kimmel posted 08-19-2014 01:34 AM 1772 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another small jewelry box that I made in a batch along with the peach box I posted recently. This black walnut was a Hurricane Ike victim, and the wood came courtesy of Neff & Son’s Lawn Equipment in Germantown, OH. The tray and divider are oak salvaged from some old furniture.

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#1 posted 08-19-2014 01:49 AM

Good work Roger and great use of supposed scrap

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 08-19-2014 02:08 AM

you can’t go wrong with a beautiful and classic walnut box. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 02:01 PM

Another nice box. Nice color on the walnut, and the green works well. Tasteful design. You mention your trials with hinges in your earlier post. We all have them. Probably the best advice I can offer is to fit the hardware to the box. Sometimes, the top end hardware is just the thing, and other times inexpensive more simple hardware is just fine. The least desirable choice is to make a really nice box and fit it with lousy hardware. I personally do not favor piano hinges, though some find them fine. Brass plated hinges are usually a poor choice, for a number of reasons.

You might find this blog helpful: It’s entitled “Some thoughts on box hinges” At least it shows and discusses a number of different choices. Only the side rail “SmartHinges” are really easy to install. All the others require a little practice. Nice boxes; you’ll work out the hardware issues.
Roger Bean

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

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#4 posted 08-20-2014 12:22 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. I bought the stop hinges from Rockler before cutting the wood, and I’m glad I did.

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 12:31 AM

Beautiful box. Inspires me to try one sometime.

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