Jewelry box for EODWF auction

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 08-24-2015 12:55 PM 801 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alder Box with spalded burl maple top edged in Sapele, Lift handle is Gabon ebony with engrave Mammoth Ivory featuring a master EOD badge. The interior tray is Sapele lined in felt and has a compartmentalized removable shelf.

This was my first adventure in spalded wood that needed to be filled. I used 10 tubes of epoxy melted in acetone. It came out great, but I will know better than to use a thickness sander on this again; I ruined the belt with the epoxy. The ebony/ivory lift was an afterthought, I was making several for another project and decided to make a small one from the cutoff. The engraving was done by laser, as I have no talent in that area, then inked after.

Some blue fill was added to the spalding just as an experiment. I cant decide if the top is more of a face in profile or an Island in bad weather, Either way I like it

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#1 posted 08-24-2015 03:21 PM

Really sharp looking project. Good information to know about the epoxy and the sanding belt. Who would a thunk it?

-- Bob

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#2 posted 08-24-2015 03:22 PM

This jewelry box ix very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 08-24-2015 07:53 PM

Good craftsmanship.

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

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 05:10 AM

Thank you for the compliments. I hope it goes to a good home, and raises some money at auction.

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 10-15-2015 07:56 AM

Effing fantastic, what you did to the lid. What’s EOD?

-- Mark

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#6 posted 10-19-2015 08:37 AM

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (military Bomb Disposal), My projects are normally supporting the EOD Warrior Foundation; lost a lot of friends

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