Jewellery box in cherry and walnut

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Project by stanley_clifton posted 06-01-2015 03:51 PM 867 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, it’s another box from that English bloke. I’ve pushed the boat out a bit with this one and fitted it with a quadrant hinge to hold the lid back and a lock.

As stated, the main construction is in cherry with a walnut inset lid and plinth. The tray and interior dividers are mahogany from the scrap bag, the tray having a beech handle for a bit of colour contrast. The finish is Danish oil followed by wax polish.

Through dovetails have been employed. Having made the box, the top was sawn off to make the lid. Tip: after doing this, pin the lid corners, or the piece will work apart (if this remarked upon, pass it off as a design feature).

Those little locks are hell to fit and this one required several goes. Tip: don’t try and finalise before finishing; it will only shift in that process and you’ll just have to do it all again anyway. At one point I nearly punched the damn thing through the walnut lid, but managed to restrain myself, so I am probably only half a prat: this would have been a terrible waste of nice materials and about twenty hours work.

I hope that you like this little box. I’m hoping that it will eventually go to a home where it will be appreciated.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#1 posted 06-01-2015 05:00 PM

Very nice box. I really like the dovetails, and choice of materials.
Well done.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 06-01-2015 11:32 PM

Nice box, very clean work and nice finishing. I like the tray especially.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 06-04-2015 04:02 AM

Great work Stanley. Love contrasting wood.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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