Walnut and Curly Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Greg3G posted 11-24-2008 11:28 PM 5423 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I am refining my jewelry box pretty well. I was able to lay out the interior a little better and have added another tray to give it more balance.

The top is curly maple and walnut. The interior dividers are Ambrosia maple I picked up from Karson.

The legs and the joints on the trays are pinned with small dowels (toothpicks.) I also have changed my liner from felt to a short nap black velvet. The finish is a gloss polyurethane wiping varnish.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 11-24-2008 11:41 PM

Looks good. Toothpicks … I would not have thought of those, good idea.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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#2 posted 11-24-2008 11:49 PM

Sweet! Very nice looking box!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 11-24-2008 11:49 PM

Lookin’ good Greg. What’s the drill size for a toothpick? I’ve been contemplating bamboo skewers recently…

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

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#4 posted 11-24-2008 11:53 PM

Greg very nice. A great looking box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 11-25-2008 12:00 AM

Thanks guys….it an ongoing challenge I have to get this down pat before I move to another design.

Doug, It really depends. It has ranged from 5/64 to 3/32. I have gone through two different boxes and they were both different sizes.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 11-25-2008 12:02 AM

Great craftsmanship Greg.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 11-25-2008 12:06 AM

Simply stunning greg

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#8 posted 11-25-2008 12:06 AM

Very nice, looks great

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#9 posted 11-25-2008 12:18 AM

That’s a handsome looking piece, Greg!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 11-25-2008 12:40 AM

Extremely nice, Greg! I like the way the stripes on top continue through the handle.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 11-25-2008 12:42 AM

Beaut job Greg.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 11-25-2008 12:45 AM

A very good looking box. Nice mix of woods and a really great top.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#13 posted 11-25-2008 12:46 AM

Thanks Charlie, I cut the pieces for the center about 6” longer and then cut them off after the glue dries. The extra length gives me the handle and enough to make another if I mess it up (that has happened a couple of times.)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#14 posted 11-25-2008 12:49 AM

Super! love it! The tiny feet are great, great looking wood, whole deal.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 11-25-2008 12:50 AM

A great looking box. I really like the proportions and the woods…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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