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Curly Maple & Purpleheart Jewelry Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 2126 days ago 2759 views 17 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a smaller version that I am making. I really love working with Curly Maple, especially when you can find a piece that has a curl that really pops out. This box is also finished with Watco Danish oil and Black Bison wax and lined with suede cloth. Dimensions: 9×6 x 3

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2126 days ago

Very nice. You do some fine work. Gotta love that maple.

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

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ChicoWoodnut

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#2 posted 2126 days ago

That is one sweet looking box. I have a few pieces of figured maple left over from a cabinet. Maybe just the right thing for those left overs.

Thanks for the post.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Dominic Vanacora

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#3 posted 2126 days ago

From the pictures you have taken it looks perfect. The wood blend together as if there were grown just for you’re box. Nice project. What a great gift.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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Woodhacker

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#4 posted 2126 days ago

Very nice Gene. I’ve also used the maple/purpleheart combination.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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brianinpa

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#5 posted 2126 days ago

Great looking box with the contrasting colors. I have been looking at purple heart at my local WoodCraft, but I guess it is time to buy some and use it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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darryl

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#6 posted 2126 days ago

the contrasting colors do look fantastic.
I really like the look of the splines.
I also like the design of the handle for the lid.
nice work.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 2126 days ago

Deserves the name majestic !

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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trifern

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#8 posted 2126 days ago

Excellent choice of materials. Nice design and craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

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

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davidtheboxmaker

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#9 posted 2126 days ago

That’s a very nice box. Good choice of wood and design, and then well made.

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Callum Kendall

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#10 posted 2125 days ago

Very nice box!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Randy

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#11 posted 2125 days ago

That that is really awesome! I really love the Walnut and the little walnut keys in the corners.

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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Bartee

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#12 posted 2125 days ago

Excellent work..

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 2125 days ago

Very nice bunch of boxes, an expert I know says they are one of the hardest things to make right, I agree with him. You’ve done an exquisite job on all.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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John Gray

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#14 posted 2125 days ago

You make beautiful boxes! THANKS for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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woodyone

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#15 posted 2125 days ago

beautiful, well done.

Woody.

-- Woody, UK

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