valentines day jewelry box

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Project by ADClark posted 12-13-2014 10:04 PM 1278 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright, this is one more of my personal projects i made for my wife last valentines day. After this i will only post my new work. Hopefully for my wife’s sake i will have some photos of a new fire place in a couple months that at this time is still only in my head.

This box was made out of maple/birds’s eye and purple heart. there’s not a single nail in this box and only minimal clamping was done since it wasnt really practical with the size and number of pieces. which meant there was a lot of gluing and holding. The heart pieces were made by gluing an 1/8th inch piece of maple over an 1/8 inch peice of purple heart, rough cutting the shape with a band saw, then with a file and some sandpaper shaping the heart until only a border of purple heart was exposed. i wasnt really sure about the placement of them but i already spent the time making them so i had to use them.

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 10:11 PM

Beautiful box. Can’t beat the contrast of purple heart and maple. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 10:59 PM

Yes, that is a beautiful box, Well done and welcome to Lumberjocks. Now what are you going to make her next Valentines day?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 11:37 PM

Nice design, and particularly nice wood layout. You make the maple and purple heart combination work together in harmony for a composed, balanced appearance. Tastefully done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 11:41 PM

This is an awesome box.
I really like the way you chose certain areas of purple heart to be exposed-well done.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 12-13-2014 11:43 PM

Boy that maple and purpleheart really go well together! I’m sure she just loves this box!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 12-14-2014 12:35 AM

My gosh, how beautiful can a box get! This one is awesome. True art work!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 12-14-2014 01:23 AM

Beautiful beautiful box,great build and super wood choice.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-14-2014 06:06 AM

Very nice work

-- Vince

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#9 posted 12-14-2014 12:32 PM

Great design on this very nicely made box.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-14-2014 03:56 PM

thanks everyone for the comments, i appreciate it. Its nice to get such positive feedback from people who actually understand the time and effort that goes into the projects we build. And though i am nowhere near the skill level i want to be or that many of you are at, i think hanging around this board is going to help get me one step closer.

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#11 posted 12-14-2014 06:36 PM

Welcome to LJ’s , and thank You for the post.
Beautiful job on this box, and as you know, the work is a bit sweeter when the project is for someone near and dear.
Great blending of woods, grain and colors on this piece.
I for one am looking forward to your next post.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 12-14-2014 07:36 PM

You did a great job on that bod. It’s a nice design also. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 12-15-2014 02:21 AM

Lovely box, great woods, really like the sliding trays

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

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#14 posted 12-15-2014 05:35 AM

Nice straight lines. I like those red stripes inlays and parts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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