Jewelry Box

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Project by jonww posted 2130 days ago 1239 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife as an anniversary gift. The box is made out of maple and maranti was used for the box bottom and inside trays. I used paste wax on top of a few coats of cherry gel stain. This was my first crack at the finer side of woodworking. I made the coves for the box sides on my tablesaw (lots of sanding!!!)

-- Jon in Canada. Favorite coffee mug reads: "I never repeat listen carefully"

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#1 posted 2130 days ago

Very nice box, Jon. I’m looking to make some jewelry boxes for gifts this year. I hope they turn out this nice. And welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#2 posted 2130 days ago

looks great, I’m sure your wife must love it.

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#3 posted 2130 days ago

Thanks guys. I forgot to mention that the raised panel top was done on the table saw as well. I used a cove cutting technique similiar to the technique used for shaping the sides.

-- Jon in Canada. Favorite coffee mug reads: "I never repeat listen carefully"

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#4 posted 2130 days ago

Nicely built and finished jewellery box. The hinge mortises were cleanly cut.

You said you used maranti (Shorea uliginosa) for box bottom & inside trays. I’m not sure whether we are refering to the same species. If it is the same maranti, my concern is when sanding it. The sanding dust is so light that it fly like wool fiber. But sanding the red maranti is not a problem.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 2130 days ago


Your box is very nice. I really like the top. How did you make the round over effect on the top?

-- Jim

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 2130 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a very nice box, your first crack at the ‘finer side’ seems to be a really good one, well done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 2130 days ago

Very nice. I like how you used a raised panel for the lid.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 2129 days ago

This is really nice! I like the shape of the sides and the traditional panel top.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 2129 days ago

Thanks for the positive feedback. I will attempt to answer the questions that came in earlier posts.

To Woodworm: Maranti, as it is was explained to me here in eastern Canada at a local lumber yard, is a sheetgood used for underlay for different types of flooring. It is single ply sandwiched between two layers of veneered wood (I assume these nice-looking veneers must be the actual maranti wood). It is 1/4” thick and is very inexpensive – great for small drawer and box bottoms.

Jim, the round-overs you see on the top were done on my router table using a round-over bit. Inside round-overs were cut prior to the framed panel assembly and the outside round-over cuts were done post panel assembly.

-- Jon in Canada. Favorite coffee mug reads: "I never repeat listen carefully"

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#10 posted 2129 days ago

Nice looking box. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 2128 days ago

Nice box, I really like the shape and proportions.

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#12 posted 2128 days ago

Good one. I too, like that double-fielded panel, and the contoured sides.
Stopped hinges might make it more convenient for the end user…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 2126 days ago

Nice project!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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