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Plain and Paisley Jewelry Box

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Project by DeLayne Peck posted 03-16-2015 05:34 PM 1197 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On Valentine’s Day, all I could say to my wife, Joyce is, “Your gift hasn’t come yet.” The whole truth was her gift was half done on my shop table. Sub 20 degree temperatures repeatedly halted my work.

Joyce’s jewelry box is Colorado Walnut. The project began with 5/4 unwanted cut off 5 3/4” W and 28” L. Plans to get ornamental changed to as plain as possible after a chat with the board. No knobs, no molding. The frozen rollers on my Dewalt 735 scolloped the stock down to 1/4”. No jazzy joinery, dado and rabbet. End-grain matching in chippy walnut? A “Shoot Me” level of frustration.

And, the scariest part of project was a trip to fabric store. Women can focus laser-like revulsion when a saw dust covered old man in a black Carhartt jacket shops in their midst. I choose a heavy paisley fabric with almost a tooled leather look as a counter-point to the plain exterior. And ran to get the hell outta there.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.





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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 06:30 PM

This one-time project gave me tremendous respect and admiration for the LJs who are truly box makers. Their wood selection, joinery, and precision are humbling and a joy to admire.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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maplerock

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 11:25 PM

Super nice DJ. I love beautiful walnut. I’ve got to try a drawer in one of my boxes soon!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 03-17-2015 12:01 AM

Maplerock, you are one of the Masters of Box making. No contest here. You blow my doors off!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 12:37 AM

From my perspective brilliant work in all aspects
Timber selection 10
Bookmatching 10
Drawer work 10
Hinges 10
Lining 10
Overall finish 10
Design 10
Three pictures missing -3

-- Regards Robert

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Roger

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 12:39 PM

I’m chucking as I’m typing this. I got a good image of you in that store. This turned out fantastic tho. Very elegant, and if you stare at the top and look into that eye, you may get hypnotized. I like it. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 03-17-2015 01:27 PM

What a beautiful box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-17-2015 05:11 PM

I like the title almost as much as the box. I think the paisley fabric is a nice touch and probably will be seen in other boxes here on LJs in the future. Maybe we all can be as brave as you and your venture into the fabric store, or we can send our wives, sisters, mothers, etc.

-- Doug

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DeLayne Peck

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#8 posted 03-17-2015 05:27 PM

I think I might have been accepted in the fabric store if I had worn a suit and tie. But I quit wearing a suit and tie to the shop after the turning lathe incident. Thanks for the kind comments, Brothers!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 03-18-2015 01:03 AM

That is a beautiful box. You utilized that walnut to its best advantage. I have never been in a fabric store and the thought gives me chills. I hope your bride appreciates the sacrifice you made!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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robscastle

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#10 posted 03-21-2015 10:21 PM

Oh a lathe turning incident and a tie now there is where an extra picture could also be added!!

Reminds me of my “Office Boy” days when one day I got my tie caught in the paper shredder!!

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 03-25-2015 06:00 AM

I must have missed the original posting of this project but I am glad I finally saw it as it is really a beauty especially the wood selection and resulting patterns.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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