Curly Maple & Purpleheart Jewelry Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 11-02-2008 11:38 PM 3617 views 20 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,,

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 11-02-2008 11:51 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 11-02-2008 11:59 PM

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

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Dominic Vanacora

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#3 posted 11-03-2008 12:21 AM

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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#4 posted 11-03-2008 01:07 AM

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

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 11-03-2008 02:01 AM

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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#6 posted 11-03-2008 02:44 AM

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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#7 posted 11-03-2008 02:53 AM

Deserves the name majestic !

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-03-2008 05:50 AM

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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#9 posted 11-03-2008 11:43 AM

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 11-03-2008 01:56 PM

Very nice box!

Thanks for the post


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#11 posted 11-03-2008 02:01 PM

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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#12 posted 11-03-2008 04:14 PM

Excellent work..

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#13 posted 11-03-2008 05:25 PM

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 11-03-2008 05:58 PM

You make beautiful boxes! THANKS for the post.

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

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#15 posted 11-03-2008 05:59 PM

beautiful, well done.


-- Woody, UK

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