Maple Jewelry box

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Project by Wingstress posted 12-22-2008 04:29 AM 2091 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my mom’s birthday. Its tiger striped curly maple with a Bocote/paduak inlay on the top. The handles and feet were left over scraps from making the inlay. The inside is lined with bocote and flock. I used a porter cable finger joint jig that I just purchased. The joint came out pretty well, but I struggled with the tear out from the router bit. All and all, I’m pretty satisfied with the results. I’m excited to try another dovetail or finger joint box. That was also my first experience with Bocote. I really enjoyed it. I thought some of the grain patterns were beautiful. Thanks for looking…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 12-22-2008 04:38 AM

This is very nice and I really like the drawer, I will favorite this one.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#2 posted 12-22-2008 04:40 AM


I really like the contrasting wood!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-22-2008 04:43 AM

Very nice Tom…beautiful choice of woods.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 12-22-2008 05:39 AM

Sweet box ….Happy Holidays to you and yours : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 12-22-2008 05:57 AM

very nice

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-22-2008 06:01 AM

Great looking box Tom, Mom should be pleased. I like the combination of woods and you DT joints look good – Nice Job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 12-22-2008 06:13 AM

Beautiful wood, great work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#8 posted 12-22-2008 06:15 AM

Nice looking box. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 12-22-2008 07:42 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of boxes, your first one is a beaut, keep up the good work.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#10 posted 12-22-2008 08:54 AM

High five! This is a great box. The interior is really top flight, the lift tabs and joinery are beautiful.

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

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#11 posted 12-22-2008 03:33 PM

Beautiful box. I know she`ll love it.
Interior is especially nice. How did you cut out for the drawer?
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#12 posted 12-22-2008 03:38 PM

Gorgeous jewelry box. Thanks for sharing Tom.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 12-22-2008 04:10 PM

Great looking jewelry box!

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

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#14 posted 12-22-2008 04:22 PM

This really is a very nice project! Quality looks excellent and the materials are beautiful. I notice you even mitered the top of the sides. Great job Tom!

-- Greg, CT

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#15 posted 12-22-2008 05:06 PM

your mom will love it.

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