Oak and Walnut Jewelry Boxes

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Project by TheCityWoodWorker posted 11-04-2014 11:27 PM 2324 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two jewelry boxes were my second attempt at box making. The walnut box was the first time I built the box as one piece then cut the lid off. It did not turn out that well for the first walnut box I made. Then I figured out if I nearly cut all the way through on the table saw and finished it off with a hand saw and a block plane it turned out much better. I will post my first box soon, that box was also my first attempt at double bevel marquetry.


-- The City Woodworker

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 12:48 AM

beautiful box, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 12:57 AM


That’s the two materials I have most access to.Looks good! Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 01:04 AM

Beautiful boxes!

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

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 02:39 AM

Great work I like them

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 05:52 AM

I can’t even image making something that intricate. Beautiful work and result. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 11-05-2014 01:37 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 06:07 PM

Beautiful boxes indeed. Top knots are incredible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-05-2014 11:53 PM

What a wonderful look on those boxes. Very well made.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#9 posted 11-06-2014 09:49 PM

Excellent piece of work. Love the walnut and oak and the creativity in this design.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 11-08-2014 02:10 AM

Mick, I think that White Oak and Black Walnut is my favorite combination of wood colors. They really go together well. The delicate job you did on the ribbon is great craftsmanship. The concept of having the lid fit inside the top as you did on the light colored box is an interesting choice, but I much prefer your hinged lid for its appearance and function. Of course, you have mastered the art of box making and have done an excellent job on both of these boxes. Here is more information on cutting off lids. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 11-12-2014 09:21 PM

Great looking box! I love the look of that wooden bow on there, really a nice piece.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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