Figured Walnut and Tiger Maple Jewelry Box with hand cut dovetails

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Project by AdrianM posted 11-20-2014 04:15 PM 10386 views 10 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:

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#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.

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

Wonderful wood + perfect job = congratulations!

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

Very nice looking box. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#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

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

Love the dovetails and the woods

-- Norman

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#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.

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

Very nice. Great job!

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

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

Such a beautiful box, I really love your craftsmanship.

-- "The Cedar King"

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

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

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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