Asian Jewelry Box

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Project by DocT posted 1881 days ago 3409 views 26 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dual pupose project. It is a continuation of my “Interpreting Design” blog series and a last minute Mother’s Day gift for my Mother-in-law.

It’s made of Birdseye maple and ebonized oak. The finish is sprayed lacquer. I ebonized the oak with a rust solution of steel wool in white vinegar. I was a bit worried that the reaction would leach into the maple, so I sealed all of the ebonized oak with lacquer prior to assembly and then assembled these parts with epoxy. The lid was carved with carving tools and then sanded by power and hand sanding.


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#1 posted 1881 days ago

This box is beautiful. I really like the Asian style. Well done. Favorited.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 1881 days ago

I agree with Kolwdwrkr, this box is awesome and I really believe that it will become a treasured family heirloom.

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#3 posted 1881 days ago

yes this is beautyful

-- hrvoje

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#4 posted 1881 days ago

The Mother-in-law will be very pleased…..well done.

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#5 posted 1881 days ago

Great looking box. I bet that lid took some time. Nice job

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#6 posted 1881 days ago

Asian influence is simple and elegant.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 1881 days ago

Beautiful box. Especially love the lid.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 1881 days ago

Good pics, nice to see the details!

-- Greg, CT

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#9 posted 1881 days ago

The upturned edges on the lid are what really set this one apart for me. Gorgeous!

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

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#10 posted 1881 days ago

Beautiful! Great job, DocT.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 1881 days ago

Simply stunning

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#12 posted 1881 days ago

Outstanding. That lid is awesome!!

-- Woodworking is not a's a joinery !!!

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#13 posted 1881 days ago

Wonderful workmanship and outstanding design, I really like the top and Birdseye maple.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1881 days ago

Very Nice

-- Vince

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#15 posted 1881 days ago

the lid ,the colors , the legs , the wood … it all makes a perfect piece . i can’t believe you have another one done already. i won’t be able to start mine till next week.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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