Mom's Jewelry Box with inlay

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Project by jmartel posted 12-19-2014 02:38 AM 1766 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was requested by my Mom to make her a small jewelry box that she can keep on their boat since only has a larger one at the house to use. Her only request was a rough size and that it somewhat match the serving tray that I made my Dad earlier this past summer.

Approximate dimensions are 9”x5”x4.5”, and the primary wood is what my lumber dealer calls “Dark Red Mahogany”. The top is Sapele since I ran out of the DRM. I inlayed a matching compass rose into the top of the wood with Wenge and dyed white veneer just as I did for the serving tray. The drawer fronts are curly maple that I found at Home Depot. Trim is walnut. I had originally planned on dying all the walnut black, however it ended up being too much, so I had to sand it all back. I used blue velvet to line the interior.

Finish is Shellac followed by paste wax. All in all, a relatively simple box.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#1 posted 12-19-2014 03:31 AM

I like your inlay work. The rest of the box, too.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#2 posted 12-19-2014 05:44 AM

Good work Jeff. Your veneer work is looking great and the solids aren’t too shabby either.
Your Mom should be thrilled. ...... Nice compass rose.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 12-19-2014 01:36 PM

Very nice Jeff! The inlay work is awesome.

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

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 01:03 AM

Great looking jewelry box! I too really like the inlay, and it’s nice that it matches the tray’s. Your mom is going to love it!

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 07:11 AM

A lot of detail in that little box! Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 12-21-2014 05:38 AM

I love this design verry much, especially those long pulls.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-21-2014 02:48 PM

Thank you everyone. I’m fairly happy with the way it came out.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#8 posted 01-19-2015 10:56 PM

A very nice box. Quality craftsmanship.

-- Ted Alexander

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