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Cherry and maple jewelry box

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Project by athomas5009 posted 09-25-2015 04:13 PM 779 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a jewelry box I applied the finishing touches to on Monday. It’s is mostly cherry with a curly/waterfall cherry lid. Hard maple was used for the trim, inlay and dividers. The exterior was constructed with box joints and the dividers were comprised by lock rabbetts and half laps.

The finish was my usual, 3 coats of oil/poly followed by 2 coats of thinned spar varnish. I went with thinned spar because I like the idea of some uv protection on woods that change colors with age. But only time will tell if it makes any difference.

I really love the effect of the waterfall on the lid and wanted to say thanks to those who persuaded me to have it fall up and down instead of left to right.

Andrew

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.





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#1 posted 09-29-2015 11:26 AM

That is a real beauty! WOW!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 01:14 AM

Thanks, I really liked how it turned out as well. It was my first box that came out perfectly square. I’ve been close on my others but it’s nice when the compartments have that piston fit. I was also really surprised by how the cherry side boards popped with a lil oil/poly. I knew the waterfall cherry veneer was going to turn out gorgeous but the sides surprised me.

Boy do I wish I had a cpl 4×8 sheets of that waterfall cherry veneer laying around. I got that for free from a cabinet shop I worked at last year. Phenolic backed with a 1/32” or better of wood to work with. It’s easy to handle, can be cut on the T/S and glues like a dream. But it’s very pricy. I think around 75$-100$ at cost and around 200$ retail.

I have a similar cherry box I just have to put 3 coats of wax on. That one is even better. The face board is gummy cherry. I’ll prob get some pics of that one up by the weekend.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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