Jewelry Box

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Project by thistlenscotch posted 04-06-2009 04:36 PM 1122 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A jewelry box of Makore Cherry and Zebrawood with marquetry inlay of a buffalo. Fun project!

-- Matt, Montana

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 04:52 PM

Very well done , I specially like the knob handle .
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 04:57 PM

Beautiful box Matt—nice contrast of woods, great inlay work

-- Mike --

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#3 posted 04-06-2009 05:03 PM

Great box in all respects!

What is the inspiration for the buffalo inlay?

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

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#4 posted 04-06-2009 05:50 PM

Very nice box, love the different shape / design and the wood combination. The buffalo is really neat, nice job!

Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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

I like it very much! Great work.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 04-06-2009 06:13 PM

Very nice box – looks different. I like the tortoise head’s shape knob handle.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 04-06-2009 06:35 PM

Very nice looking box & Marquetry.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 04-06-2009 07:01 PM

Very nice box, I like the tray and the marquetry as well.

-- Chris

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#9 posted 04-06-2009 09:30 PM

Very nice box and inlay. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-06-2009 11:56 PM

Nice job the inlay looks like gold leaf in one of the pics.


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#11 posted 04-07-2009 02:09 AM

Thanks for all the comments.

Charlie, the inspiration for the buffalo marquetry work was from a family member/client. Because I live in Montana, she wanted a theme on the box that would summarize the great plains. I thought what could be more appropriate?? It was a lot of fun and it’s spawned some ideas for wildlife inlays and marquetry work on other projects! We’ll see how it goes…..

Kind of new to the workings of this website so I hope you can see this!


-- Matt, Montana

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#12 posted 04-07-2009 02:15 AM


Just wanted to tell you that I thought the same thing about the inlay looking like gold leaf. I used Makore Cherry for the background of the inlay work and I was really impressed with the finishing qualities of this wood. Truly amazing. Just with sanding up to 600grit, the wood looked polished. Then with the application of 6 coats, clear shellac and a high quality wax, I was happy with the final product.

Unfortunately, the dust from this cherry seems almost toxic. A respirator is an absolute must when working with this wood.

-- Matt, Montana

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#13 posted 04-07-2009 02:18 AM

Very nice box and well done with the inlay

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