Katie's Jewelery Box

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Project by whitedog posted 03-06-2009 10:02 PM 2189 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a box requested by my oldest daughter , it’s 12×7 x 3 1/2 . I did some inlay on top and on the back , but we won’t talk about why it’s on the back. I also did some dividers on the inside just have add some felt. Feel free to let me know what you think.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#1 posted 03-06-2009 10:09 PM

I think, FANTASTIC! Took a lot of thought on that one. Picking all the wood for placement. The hinge setup is cool, really nice job on that. Worked all around is good. Great project!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 03-06-2009 10:18 PM

Whitedog, you got some beautiful stuff, but I really like this one and the oak jewelry bow. Great applications of some rugged looking wood. I like to fool with wood like this. Gotta work on my inlay, though. I have tried one and am not happy with it. Wanna share some trade secrets? How do you do your inlay?

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 03-06-2009 10:28 PM

I think it looks great. Very nice piece. I bet your daughter loves it. Ditto on the hinges. Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 03-06-2009 11:01 PM

+1 favorites

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#5 posted 03-06-2009 11:04 PM

thanks everyone.

Gary the inlay I have been doing is pretty easy. I have been using Malachite , it looks like turquoise but is soft enough to sand. I just break it into pieces small enough to put into where I want them , I glue the larger pieces in first with CA glue. Then I crush up more into a power or fine pieces and start filling in around the larger pcs ,also useing CA glue. At this point I sometimes use copper and alumuim flakes to add a little color or contrast. Don’t worry about it being perfect because after it dries you just sand it flush, and repeat if needed. Hope this makes sense. I just did a search here on LJ on stone inlay and found a good explanion on one of Candy Hicks Blogs.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 03-06-2009 11:23 PM

I agree with all the others, this looks great. I also like the way the hinges are mounted.

-- jstegall

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#7 posted 03-07-2009 12:06 AM

Very, very nice! I love using Malachite inlay on my turnings. A favorite!

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#8 posted 03-08-2009 09:31 AM

I really like it too. The turquoise looks really cool in that gnarly wood.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 03-09-2009 01:14 AM

I love that box. Don’t understand inlays at all but I think the box looks great.

-- Janice

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#10 posted 03-26-2009 07:35 PM

Great use of a stunning piece of wood Whitedog!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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