Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by woody57 posted 01-21-2009 05:34 AM 2277 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife’s birthday. Her uncle gave me the wood. He cut a tree from his farm in NC and air dried it in his barn for about 10yrs. The wood is very nice.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#1 posted 01-21-2009 05:47 AM

Beautiful! I really like the feet.

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

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#2 posted 01-21-2009 07:10 AM

Nice job Woody. It looks great and I’m sure your wife loves it.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 01-21-2009 07:11 AM

You did great work, very beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-21-2009 10:00 AM

Yup, 10 years…well it ought to be dry…and very usable…nice.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 01-21-2009 03:30 PM

Beautiful wood and great design!

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

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#6 posted 01-23-2009 03:13 AM

I’m with Lew, the feet are really cool. Great box!

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

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#7 posted 02-05-2009 05:54 AM

Nice job. I love walnut, and love the way it smells when cut.

-- --Bob

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#8 posted 02-05-2009 04:07 PM


Well, to each his own.
I think it stinks, I prefer the smell of pine.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 02-05-2009 04:23 PM

Boys, boys. Come on, rosewoods – that’s where the great smellin’ woods are.

Seriously, Woody57, great job. Very traditional looking and very dressed up box with those bracket feet. For color there is not much to top air-dried walnut.

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

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#10 posted 03-13-2009 05:48 PM

you’re right.the wood is very nice,the box too.

-- china

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#11 posted 04-29-2009 02:54 PM

From the photo it looks as if the box is mitre joined. Are the edges reinforced?

-- Whatever

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#12 posted 04-30-2009 03:12 AM


The box is made from 1/2” stock. The the front and back panels are rabbited and the end panels are
cut square. About 1/4” of end grain shows on the ends, but it was sanded well and as the wood gets
darker, it shows less and less. It was assembled with wood glue and clamps.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#13 posted 10-20-2009 06:30 PM


The proportions are right on! Can you give some dimensions?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#14 posted 10-25-2009 03:33 AM

The top is 8”x13” and 3/4” thick.
The sides are 1/2” thick.
The box is 7”x12”and 4 1/4” high ( cut off 1” for the lid)
Total height is 6 1/2” with the bottom and the feet
I hope this helps.
I got the plan from the Woodworkers Journal several years back.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#15 posted 10-25-2009 03:22 PM


-- Don, Pittsburgh

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