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Project by kmitty posted 12-16-2014 10:29 PM 1398 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just managed to sneak in under the Christmas deadline with a couple of jewellery boxes for two young relatives. Boxes are made of maple, walnut and beech. Been in progress since June but the day job resulted in it being a close call to get them finished in time.





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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 12:15 AM

Very nice design and execution. I think the blue flocking looks really good with the maple. Well done!

-- Art

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 02:07 AM

Came out great – they will be appreciated for a very long time. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 03:51 AM

Nice project !!Great gifts!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-17-2014 04:16 AM

Very nice work. Both are beautifully done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 12-17-2014 02:00 PM

Great boxes. How did you do the inlay on the sides?

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#6 posted 12-17-2014 03:30 PM

Outstanding….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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kmitty

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#7 posted 12-17-2014 03:47 PM



Great boxes. How did you do the inlay on the sides?

- ChadRat6458

Strictly it isn’t inlay as the dark walnut goes right through the thickness of the box sides. I think the technique has been part of a project posted here some time ago. All the ‘inlay’ is done on the solid (dimensioned) timber that will form all sides of the box. You first cut an mdf template of the required curve and using a 4mm router bit cut a groove to a depth of about 10mm. Then cut through the wood on a bandsaw through the middle of the groove. Use a bearing guided router bit to trim both halves level with the edge of the groove that was cut. The two pieces are then glued back together with 3 laminations between them that together fill the 4mm gap. Repeat twice more for the other two curves. The final block with 3 laminated curves in it is hen split down the middle. Each of those pieces is then cut into a side and a back/front and if you are careful and don’t have much wastage in cutting and forming the mitres the curves (and grain) match at all four corners

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#8 posted 12-17-2014 06:32 PM



Great boxes. How did you do the inlay on the sides?

- ChadRat6458

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR9_CjQYZj4

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#9 posted 12-17-2014 07:00 PM

Very nice. I like using the router to widen the kerf to better accept the width of the inlay. Here's a link that might help.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#10 posted 12-17-2014 11:14 PM

Very nice. I like how the flow follows around the box. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#11 posted 12-17-2014 11:34 PM

Is the inside flock? If not, how did you install the box lining?

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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kmitty

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#12 posted 12-18-2014 08:33 AM



Is the inside flock? If not, how did you install the box lining?

- SteveGaskins


The lining is pig suede. I use self adhesive card and cut pieces to the sizes of the various side. Then peel off the backing and stick down onto the suede. Trim the suede to the edges of the card and then use latex glue to attaché the card/suede to the sides

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