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Project by CanadaJeff posted 06-12-2009 03:36 AM 1417 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everyone,
I picked up Doug Stowes book on boxes and have been trying out a few designs as gifts.

I built this jewellery box for my girlfriend’s birthday. The box is made from Maple with a Tigerwood inset top and a Baltic birch ply bottom. The inside consists of Padauk dividers on the bottom and a sliding upper box also made of Padauk.

Mortising the hinges was a definite challenge, mortising into the sides was took quite a bit of time and precision and I still am not happy with it! Ohh well, it holds the lid and moves well!

Its finished with linseed oil and a few coats of oil based poly.

She says the only thing I did wrong was I forgot to fill it up!





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degoose

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#1 posted 06-12-2009 03:40 AM

Very well made and thoughtout box ,the contrasting timbers compliment each other.
Your girlfriend is right ,, should have filled it :LOL

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

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#2 posted 06-12-2009 04:02 AM

Nice combination of woods. Great job!

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

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#3 posted 06-12-2009 04:16 AM

Fantastic box! Great choice of woods. Great build!

Love Dougs designs.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#4 posted 06-12-2009 07:06 AM

clean and pretty good wood choices

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 01:49 PM

Very nice box! You have definite skills.
So maybe she wants a diamond for the ring finger?

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#6 posted 06-12-2009 03:00 PM

Very nice box. Where did you get the hardware?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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CanadaJeff

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 04:30 PM

The Hardware was from Lee Valley. I live in Ottawa and we have a retail store, so after wandering throughout the store for a few hours, I finally decided upon trying out a new type of hinge and picked up a ball clasp for the latch.

Although some products at Lee Valley can be pricey, the hinges and ball clasp only came to about $5 including the screws needed to secure.

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 05:41 PM

im trying this one today hope get it done and post here tell me how long i take u to do this great looking box ?

-- Be yourself...

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CanadaJeff

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#9 posted 08-31-2009 05:30 PM

Hi Robinelche,
I did it over about 2 months, but I tend to be a wondering woodworker. I often have multiple projects on the go so will leave it for a week or two and then get back to it when I get tired or stuck on another project. The project could easily be completed in a weekend if you dedicate your time.

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