Figured Walnut and Tiger Maple Jewelry Box with hand cut dovetails

  • Advertise with us
Project by AdrianM posted 11-20-2014 04:15 PM 14994 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thick Figured walnut for the lid front and back and tiger maple for the sides and bottom. I wanted a minimal look when closed so I used brass barrel hinges and brass chain stay.

The dovetails went ok because I practiced before some see picture 6.

I have been starting to do one dovetail in the morning to get better at it. I am starting to realize that its just practice.

This is available on my etsy site:

9 comments so far

View JesseSantana's profile


12 posts in 1142 days

#1 posted 11-20-2014 04:28 PM

Beautiful! I love the contrast in thickness between the two woods, it gives the box a very unique look when open.

View MARCIOCRM's profile


24 posts in 991 days

#2 posted 11-20-2014 05:37 PM

Wonderful wood + perfect job = congratulations!

View SteveGaskins's profile


712 posts in 2277 days

#3 posted 11-20-2014 11:09 PM

Very nice looking box. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

View Duckster's profile


355 posts in 1041 days

#4 posted 11-21-2014 03:13 AM

Beautiful Walnut top. What did you use for your finger lift?
Great job!!!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

View NormG's profile


5771 posts in 2694 days

#5 posted 11-21-2014 04:34 AM

Love the dovetails and the woods

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View AdrianM's profile


103 posts in 2001 days

#6 posted 11-21-2014 05:05 AM

To make the finger lift I used a round file and a 1 inch dowel with sandpaper.

View John's profile


203 posts in 1272 days

#7 posted 11-21-2014 02:58 PM

Very nice. Great job!

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

View Cedar Furniture Lodge 's profile

Cedar Furniture Lodge

814 posts in 1963 days

#8 posted 11-21-2014 05:38 PM

Such a beautiful box, I really love your craftsmanship.

-- "The Cedar King"

View majuvla's profile


10510 posts in 2558 days

#9 posted 11-21-2014 06:01 PM

Outstanding corner joints. Different types of wood make it more beuatiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics