Oak Jewelry Box

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Project by whitedog posted 01-26-2009 03:59 AM 2621 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another box from my in-laws fire wood pile. It’s a small jewelry box for my wife , I inset a penny dated 1975, the year we were married ( got extra points for that ). I inlayed some stone in the lid and also used my new hinge system that works really well and looks good with this rustic look. I’m happy with the build i just wish my logs were longer.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 01-26-2009 04:30 AM

Nice work…. We all wish our logs were longer!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 01-26-2009 04:45 AM

a stunner.. nice inlays..

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 01-26-2009 05:15 AM

This “box” doesn’t even deserve the name “box”’s true art…the wood selection is brilliant…the hinge is masterful…the inlays are inspired…there is everything positive about this container of love…

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

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#5 posted 01-26-2009 05:26 AM

Great Lookin box Like the Inlays

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 01-26-2009 06:53 AM

I’ve often wondered, how does one go about inlaying stone into wood?

-- Dublin, OH

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#7 posted 01-26-2009 01:53 PM

It is beautiful Paul!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 01-26-2009 07:18 PM

i love the hinge system. it looks very rustic but not too difficult to do. do you think you could post a bit more information on how you attached the lid to the hinges? did you use separate pins on each side or is it one long rod through the whole hinge set up?

thanks in advance,

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#9 posted 01-26-2009 08:35 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Corey inlaying the stone is not hard , I just followed a explanation I found here on LJ , it was on one of Cindy Hicks projects .

Isaac the hinge worked out well … at first I wanted a branch to go all the way accross the lid, but I didn’t have one so I tried this one and everything worked out because the 2 end pieces also work as the stops for the lid. I did dowel the branch to the lid for strength , also I doweled both end pieces to the box. I did use separate pins on each side.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 01-27-2009 07:12 AM

Very nice work. I really think the hinge is just “Da Bomb”. The rustic look is kept intact with the use of that design on the hinge. I might have to steal that hinge design for one of my future projects! Beautiful ovrerall design and build-TY for sharing.
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#11 posted 01-27-2009 11:35 PM

I like your fresh approach to boxes. Good going.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#12 posted 02-18-2009 04:55 AM

To think of all the cool boxs I’ve burned over the years. The wood pile is no longer safe!!!
Excellent job on this box, thanks for the inspiration my future projects. Great hinge system

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#13 posted 01-01-2011 06:10 PM

cool rustic looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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