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Project by Joe Watson posted 06-12-2009 04:41 PM 3106 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me some walnut and I was asked to build a jewelry box for my niece since she was getting her first jewelry on her birthday. I decided to try my hand at inlay. The inlay is purpleheart from some scraps the same person who gave me the walnut was throwing out. I again thank this person who I am sure will read this. The maple was left over from my entry way table. I also got to try doing a mitered key. I am most proud of the finish i put on this. I started with sanding to 150 grit. Used tung oil from minwax then sanding between coats with 220. Then buffed with #0000 steel wool and added a coat of finishing wax.

-- Got Wood?





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lew

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#1 posted 06-12-2009 04:55 PM

Gorgeous!!

I really like the wood combinations.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Darell

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#2 posted 06-12-2009 04:59 PM

Great box Joe. You sure put that walnut to good use. Love that little purple heart.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 06-12-2009 05:32 PM

Nice job for a lot of “firsts”!

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

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stefang

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#4 posted 06-12-2009 05:38 PM

Beautiful box, nice finish.Your niece will love it. Whatever the box is sitting on also looks interesting. What is it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Watson

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#5 posted 06-12-2009 05:42 PM

stefang
The table is an Oak round table.

Darrel
That’s purple heart you gave me as well. That walnut works for itself starts glowing the minute you put the oil finish on. again i cant thank you enough it gave me a chance to work with a really nice wood.

-- Got Wood?

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scrappy

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#6 posted 06-12-2009 08:52 PM

Great job. Just love the color combination ans the inlay.

Very nice present for your neice. I’m sure she will love it.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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hasbeen99

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 09:34 PM

Simply gorgeous! Very, VERY well done! The purpleheart was perfect for the inlay. And the contrasting woods look great together.

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

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Darell

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#8 posted 06-13-2009 12:05 AM

You’re welcome Joe. I knew that wood was going to someone who would appreciate it and use it wisely.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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Loucarb

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#9 posted 06-13-2009 12:24 AM

Great looking box.

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 06-13-2009 07:00 AM

cool box great design well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 05-19-2010 01:43 PM

I love the heart on the box, & your simple lift out box with dividers is nice addition.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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