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Walnut Spalted Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Gregg M. posted 07-07-2015 12:20 PM 2366 views 20 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another one of the jewelry boxes I’ve completed. The top is crotch walnut and the front and feet are spalted maple with some amborsia. The drawers are made out of ash. The finish is super blonde shellac and dark and clear briwax.

Here is a YouTube Link to how they are made: YouTube Link

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 01:53 PM

Beautiful box,nicely curved drawer fronts. Wood itself and finish looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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stefang

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 02:13 PM

Beautiful and very well done. I love the spalted maple, it makes for an excellent contrast with the walnut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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toddbeaulieu

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 05:24 PM

Love it. Perfect size, nice materials. The design seems exactly right to me. Not too simple, not too complicated. Well done.

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WayneC

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 05:25 PM

Lovely box.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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tnwood

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 06:41 PM

Nice. Great job of continuing the grain on the drawers. Where did you find a spalted maple board that wide?

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Gregg M.

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 08:20 PM

I use a sawmill located in Elkton, MD called Second Chance Hardwoods. I get all of my hardwood there. The owner is a great guy who goes out of his way to get you what you need. His prices are the best around.


Nice. Great job of continuing the grain on the drawers. Where did you find a spalted maple board that wide?

- tnwood


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 08:21 PM

That maple is remarkable, nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado

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david38

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 08:23 PM

beautiful piece

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Gregg M.

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#9 posted 07-07-2015 08:35 PM

Here is what the maple looks like raw…these pieces 8/4 and about from 2-4’ wide. They have been indoors drying for the last year. I have been using them for fronts on jewelry boxes. Of course a lot of it has been getting wasted as I look for just the right pattern.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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Gary

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#10 posted 07-07-2015 11:28 PM

What an absolutely stunning box!!

-- Gary, Florida

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blackcherry

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#11 posted 07-09-2015 01:15 AM

Greg your project has first rate eye appeal, but that stack of 8/4 put you in the envy catagory also known as the “YOU SUCK” catagory! Thank for posting you ware and wonderful pile of wood!

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tomakazi

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#12 posted 07-10-2015 02:16 AM

very nice, I like the woods you chose.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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