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Maple and Wenge Jewelry Box

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Project by rrlumber posted 05-18-2009 06:21 AM 2722 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project thinking it was going to be simple but it actually proved to be fairly challenging. Wenge is a beautiful wood but it does splinter easily. I would like to do another project with this wood on a larger scale.

I finished the project with linseed oil and then polished it with wax.

I got the plans from WOOD magazine a while ago.

-- Darrell, Round Rock





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 06:26 AM

Looks great Darrell I really like the contrast of the wenge and maple.

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 06:47 AM

Very nice box, well done.

-- Tom D

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Durnik150

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 10:45 AM

OK, I officially feel like a hack! Darrell, this is a wonderful piece. The contrast with the Maple and Wenge is very classy.

Was this for a gift, a commission, dunno yet?

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

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 03:02 PM

Gorgeous jewelry box!

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

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 03:26 PM

I have not worked with Wenge for almost a year and still have splinters from it… nice wood but not easy to work with. The box however is great to quote my buddy Charlie ” Gorgeous” did you have to buy all that bling?

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 05:25 PM

Very nice! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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rrlumber

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 06:46 PM

Thanks for the nice comments… My wife makes a lot of her jewelry so fortunately I did not have to purchase most of it ; ‘)

The box was a gift to her for our anniversary.

-- Darrell, Round Rock

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#8 posted 05-18-2009 08:51 PM

Really nice. I like how the wenge pieces give a curvy looks to the whole box.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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tmiller

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#9 posted 05-18-2009 10:08 PM

Fantastic job. The contract is awesome.

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scrappy

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#10 posted 05-18-2009 10:18 PM

Great box. Love the contrasting woods.

Does look rather chalenging with the drawers. They are very nice.

I like the full length handles also. Gives the box more layers and has function.

Corners are great. Love the way they bow out in center.

Keep up the wonderfull work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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hasbeen99

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#11 posted 05-18-2009 11:28 PM

Truly a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 05-19-2009 01:25 AM

Really nice design and wood and craftsmanship. Beautiful!!

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

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Woodhacker

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#13 posted 05-19-2009 04:10 AM

Darrell, great job, I like this design too. Nice contrasting wood choices.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 07-01-2010 01:01 PM

The contrast is what really caught my eye with this piece. It really shows the beautiful lines. It is very beautiful and you did a great job. Thank you for sharing it.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger

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#15 posted 08-22-2011 07:13 PM

this is a very beautiful jb. that grain really pops. looks like lotsa good stuff inside. nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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