Jewelry Box

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Project by DocT posted 1917 days ago 4702 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this jewelry box for my wife a few years ago. It is not an original design. The original was in either Wood or American Woodworker magazine and I have seen examples posted here on LJs. I liked the design so much that I made five from varying woods as gifts. This one is made from lacewood and bubinga.

I am starting a blog series to accompany this post called “Interpreting Design”. Hopefully some of you will follow along and/or participate. We are using this jewelry box as a starting point and re-interpreting with another design aesthetic.

The dimensions: 8” long, 5” wide, 5” tall (with handle) the box itself is 2 1/2” tall.


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#1 posted 1917 days ago

That looks great. I can’t wait for the blog I will be following along for sure.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#2 posted 1917 days ago

Well you did a great job on it! It’s really looking good with age. I like the design too. Thanks…..

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

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 1917 days ago

I did a “Wife’s Music Box” one time with this same idea from the magazine. I often take it with it me to exhibitions, and the styling never fails to gain someone’s attention. It is a classic design, and your use of woods and interpretation is stunning.

good work,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 1917 days ago

Awesome box Doc!

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

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#5 posted 1917 days ago

Been holding on to a piece of lacewood for boxes. Bubinga sure looks good with it. Thanks for posting


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#6 posted 1917 days ago

Beautiful box. Look forward to the blog. Thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 1917 days ago

Beautiful box Doc.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 1917 days ago

Great looking box, thanks for sharing. I have a nice piece of lacewood somewhere in the shop, and a box looks like a good place for it to wind up. Thanks!

-- Chris

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#9 posted 1917 days ago

Nice Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 1916 days ago

I love the box Doc. Tha woods really work great together.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 1916 days ago

Sweet lil’ box! Great choices in your wood selections and excellent craftsmanship. I like your photography as well.
Top notch all the way.

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

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#12 posted 1915 days ago

Very nice box, I also really like the wood combination and the classic design. I have not done a box with Lacewood but you have inspired me to try one!!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 1915 days ago

This is a definant ooooo box a winner that knocks you socks off A+

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1915 days ago

Well done!!I’ve worked a little with lacewood and it can be a little finicky. It likes to splinter unless you are extremely careful. It appears that you were very patient and put a lot of time and effort into this piece.

I’ll look for the blog and see if I can follow along.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Mark Stephens

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#15 posted 1562 days ago

Not like you need any more folks reminding you how cool this box is, but I think it’s fantastic.
Just FYI, I made a blog post today about bubinga, and thought your project would be nice to include as an example. So I’ve used the lumberjocks widget thing to link back to your project page here. Hope that’s okay.

-- Woodworkers Source: Marketing Manager

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