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Walnut & Curly Maple Jewelry Chest

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Project by majeagle1 posted 03-18-2009 04:35 AM 8435 views 132 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Walnut & Curly Maple jewelry chest that was comissioned for my cousin’s girlfriend who has alot of necklaces. A little different than what I am used to but it was such a pleasure to take on something different and stretch my skills a little. The vertical drawers ( I needed a duplex camera I guess ) have necklace hooks on each side of each drawer, providing 28 altogether for her…......... should be enough I think. All drawers are lined with suede cloth and the dividers in the drawers are removable. The finish is 4 coats of Danish oil and then 3 coats of Black Bison wax hand rubbed. Dimensions are: 18×16 x 10

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/





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#1 posted 03-18-2009 04:38 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 04:45 AM

Beautiful piece! Two of my favorite woods…I think I’m going to have to make one of these for my wife! Great work

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 04:46 AM

Bravo…

Can you give us some info on how the horizontal drawer fronts are attached? A drawer lock joint as on the verticals?

That’s a fine piece of maple…..

Tks….

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#4 posted 03-18-2009 04:47 AM

Outstanding work, Gene. Really beautiful.

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 04:47 AM

Gorgeous, beautiful wood, workmanship and design. Nice piece! That top inlay is hot!!

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

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#6 posted 03-18-2009 04:56 AM

very nicely done. I expect that your cousin’s girlfriend is very well pleased.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#7 posted 03-18-2009 05:11 AM

Really well done! Nice pictures of the piece by the way.

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#8 posted 03-18-2009 05:55 AM

Thanks for the wonderful comments guys, I appreciate it…...... I deliver the box tomorrow so…... we’ll find out if she likes it.

Caver….Yes, the horizontal drawers are also done with the drawer lock / lap lock joint. I obviously did a stopped joint on the front of the drawer to keep it more clean looking.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#9 posted 03-18-2009 06:53 AM

I concur with the above posts. You have excellent woodworking skills. That is a superb looking jewelry chest. If I could make something half that nice I would be happy. Great job!!!

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#10 posted 03-18-2009 07:13 AM

That’s a great looking box. I’m sure she’ll love it.

-- Warning: Sharp chisels are dangerous and should be handled with care. Dull chisels are even more dangerous and should be sharpened.

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#11 posted 03-18-2009 07:17 AM

Gene, this is a beautiful piece. Great craftsmanship. I’m certain it will be cherished.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 03-18-2009 08:11 AM

Beautiful work, Gene. The wax should do the trick of adding some more protection (I saw your project post after answering your PM).

But back to the woodworking part of this piece. That top is the shi…nola! Really spectacular use of the primary woods in the project, and something very special and original. Gutsy to do inset drawers with perfect reveals. You took the time to truly purpose the drawers with dividers and to line everything so cleanly.
Patience, great design and flawless execution. This is State Fair blue ribbon work.

And as gbvinc noted, damn fine photo work too.

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

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#13 posted 03-18-2009 01:40 PM

Beautiful! You did a excellent job. The curly maple and walnut really complement each other.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 03-18-2009 01:48 PM

beautiful chest.

-- china

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#15 posted 03-18-2009 01:51 PM

Awesome,,,,,Very well done!

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

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