Lacewood/Bubinga Jewelry Box

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Project by greg48 posted 12-24-2014 09:24 PM 1789 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Phew, just in time, in fact just got it wrapped for Christmas. First of all, I need to give design credit to fellow LJ’er Ruddy as it was his creation {} that served as my inspiration for the charging station I posted earlier. When I was explaining the design elements to my daughter, she thought the jewelry box was beautiful (I have to agree). It was then that I knew what I was doing for Christmas.

My rendition is made of Lacewood with Bubinga legs, pulls, and tray dividers. External dimensions measure 5 1/2” height, by 12 1/2” width, by 8” depth. Construction is offset mortise and tenon joinery for the legs to body and the tray & drawer dividers dadoed. The drawer front/sides are simply tongue and groove with a dadoed 1/4” plywood floor. The upper tray and drawer bottom is lined with blue/grey suede and the lid panel is 1/4” ply overlaid with abalone mother of pearl. The finish is a few coats of poly and a coat of wax.

Thanks for look’in in, all comments (good, bad, and ugly) are welcome. Merry Christmas to all!!
“Gaudete in Domino semper”

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 09:57 PM

Very nice Greg. I might have to steal this design. Thanks to you and Ruddy.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 12:20 AM

Beautiful work.
Merry ChristMads. ;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 12-25-2014 12:45 AM

Beautiful jewelry box! I love those curvy legs!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 12-25-2014 02:19 AM

Nice box, and that abalone is to die for. Where did you find it? Did you do something to it to get that purple overall tint?

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 12-25-2014 06:35 AM

Greg, you have enhanced the design with the inclusion of the Abalone MOP. I am sure the recipient will be delighted especially if you are going to be the who fills it!
Regards from Sydney

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#6 posted 12-25-2014 06:51 AM

Beautiful piece!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 12-25-2014 01:56 PM

Very unique and beautiful Greg. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a safe holiday season.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 12-25-2014 03:03 PM

Great work, Nice design

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 12-26-2014 04:12 AM

Now all you need is a jewelry.

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#10 posted 12-28-2014 04:27 AM

Beautiful box. Well done.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#11 posted 01-18-2015 07:06 AM

very nice looking box!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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