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Project by VillageWood posted 1873 days ago 1944 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just before last Valentine’s day, having just completed the production run of shakers, balancers and bookmarks, I decided to try to surprise my wife with another piece of woorworking. She had loved the jewelry box, and told me she loved the maple and padauk together. I’d seen leonmcd’s valentine boxes, but couldn’t quite figure out how to make the drawer. Of course, I hit this roadblock AFTER I’d cut out the heart shape of the box… so much for planning ahead. I decided to do a simpler box instead, and made a cover made of two 1/4” thick pieces of padauk glued together, one small enought to fit in the box, the other slightly smaller than the overall width of the box. I rounded the edge of both before glueing them together, which gives the top a nice soft feel. The bottom was made the same way. This type of box wastes a profligate amout of wood, but it was for my loving wife, so… Her eyes popped nicely on Valentine day. She of course wasted no time in re-arranging her jewelry so she could put some in the new box.





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RobH

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#1 posted 1873 days ago

Beautiful little box. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#2 posted 1873 days ago

The box is exquisite! Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 1873 days ago

most wonderful

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#4 posted 1873 days ago

Great box, I love it too!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 1873 days ago

Simply beautiful.

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#6 posted 1873 days ago

Sweet!

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#7 posted 1873 days ago

Your Lady will treasure it…..very nice.

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bowyer

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#8 posted 1873 days ago

Lovely box

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#9 posted 1873 days ago

Beautiful job!

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

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#10 posted 1872 days ago

Nice box! Very nice!

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 1872 days ago

Ditto on all of the above.

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#12 posted 1872 days ago

Very nice!

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FloridaArt

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#13 posted 1872 days ago

I like the color contrast of the woods. What kind of finish did you apply? You did a great job on this.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 1872 days ago

Thanks for all the kudos folks. FloridaArt, this is a few coats of tung oil and a wax buffing.

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