Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by Thepps posted 2031 days ago 2591 views 22 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box I just finished for my mother. (I didn’t get it done in time for Christmas) It is a walnut box with maple inlays. The flower inlay was done using scroll saw marquetry and the petals were shaded using hot sand to give it some depth. The square black border around the flower is a dyed epoxy inlay.
I finally tried my hand at some inlaid dovetails, and I think they turned out pretty well. I used my super jig to complete them. Practice definately makes perfect. The box measures about 3.75×9 x 8”. I finished it off by rubbing on several coats of clear Danish oil and lining the interior with navy velvet.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#1 posted 2031 days ago

Very very beautiful jewellery box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 2031 days ago

This very nice, late or not your mother will enjoy this box.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#3 posted 2031 days ago

Superb, a great job, she’ll love it forever.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 2031 days ago

One of the finest boxes on the site. Good job!

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

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#5 posted 2031 days ago

That sand shading really brings it to a whole new level.

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

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#6 posted 2031 days ago

This is magnificent work!
I really like that box and the marquetry is great.
Very well done.

-- Not my woodworking

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#7 posted 2031 days ago

That’s a Beauty!! Your Mom’s going to love that! Great Job!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 2031 days ago

Very nice, the inlay is a winner and the double DT’s add to the overall beauty. You inspire me to try my hand at double DT’s. Mom will cherish this for many years to come.

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

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#9 posted 2031 days ago

Priceless ! I bet she’ll cherish it forever : )

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

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#10 posted 2031 days ago

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

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

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#11 posted 2031 days ago

You had me at Walnut, but you kept my attention with a very pretty piece. Nice stuff.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#12 posted 2031 days ago

Beautiful Box!!! What style or method of marquetry did you use.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 2031 days ago

Very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 2031 days ago

Saweeet! Nice job on yhe double DT’s too. A lot of them I see go too thick on the contrast wood and they look downright clunky.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#15 posted 2031 days ago

Exquisite detail and design. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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