box with inlay

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Project by jaime posted 01-30-2009 05:46 PM 1687 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box is a gift for my wife. The box was made with “algarrobo” wood (wood native of Colombia) and pine, the corner with double-halfdovetails . The finish was made with sanding sealer and lacquer. The dimensions are 11”1/2 X 8”1/4 X 4” Thanks for look and comments on this work.


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#1 posted 01-30-2009 05:59 PM

Jaime, this is gorgeous! Very well done!

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

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Damian Penney

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 06:39 PM

Beautiful, one of the nicest I’ve seen here on LJ, sure she loved it.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 06:46 PM

That’s a very very beautiful box. I like the way you treated the dovetail joints.
Great work, Jaime.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 07:08 PM

Excellent piece! The half blinds, were they done by hand or by a jig and router? I’m just wondering because I’m possibly looking into getting a half blind jig to make dovetails via router.

Great work!

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#5 posted 01-30-2009 07:47 PM

Nicely done…the contrast in wood is excellent…and the inlay is accomplished. I find that the handle is overbearing…something a little less prominent or hidden wouldn’t have made it seem the center of attention. No, I can’t make a box like this…just that the knob seems out of place.

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

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#6 posted 01-30-2009 07:58 PM

Outstanding boc, Jaime. The fit and finish are just perfect!

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

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 01-30-2009 08:04 PM

well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-30-2009 08:09 PM

she’s going to LOVE IT!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 01-30-2009 08:17 PM

Tnanks Rob, the half blinds, were done by a jig and router.

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#10 posted 01-30-2009 08:32 PM

Very nice! Very clean and crisp. Great job!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 01-30-2009 08:43 PM

I like it!

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#12 posted 01-30-2009 09:07 PM

very well done

-- making sawdust....

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#13 posted 01-31-2009 12:33 AM

Awesome job Jaime!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#14 posted 01-31-2009 01:34 AM

Great job on the inlay work. Wonderful box.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#15 posted 01-31-2009 02:57 AM

Dennis said just what I wanted to say. Great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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