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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 09-27-2015 05:38 AM 1360 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gratefully received commission, this jewelry box has primary woods of Maple and figured Sapele, with a strip of Bigleaf Maple, and lnlay banding made of maple and walnut. Turned knob is Red Palm.
The tray has a handle made of Cherry, formed with a Whiteside molding bit (picture 4 shot from back to front of the tray). Kerfmaster made dividers hold the tray up (Thanks Mafe for the tutorial. I use this thing on about every box project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37513).
Tray and box are lined with padded burgundy moire silk. Lid is hinged with round shelf pins, captured in place at glue up. Constructed with Incra jig variably spaced box joints.
Shellac and wax finish. Approximately 11.75” x 9” x 5.5”

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 06:36 AM

Beautiful box.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 11:28 AM

That’s a gorgeous box. Nicely done.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 11:55 AM

Beauty job, Doug. Beautiful wood selection and tight joinery. At first glance, I thought the tray bottom was some bright grained purpleheart. Nice effect!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 12:15 PM

Very beautiful piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-27-2015 01:02 PM

Your attention to detail really stands out, Doug. Gorgeous!

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 09-27-2015 01:05 PM

That would be a case of those who know, know, Charlie. A hallmark of your work as well (wood, music and photography.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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wooded

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#7 posted 09-27-2015 02:22 PM

Beautiful as usual Doug …...There are those nice feet again. ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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Pointer

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#8 posted 09-27-2015 02:28 PM

Very nice box. I always enjoy looking at the work of a master craftsman.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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kdc68

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#9 posted 09-27-2015 03:09 PM

Beautiful box. All the details compliment each other nicely ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 09-27-2015 06:26 PM

Thanks, kdc. That box you most recently posted is pretty great, and the process photos are much appreciated. Buddy’d you.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 09-27-2015 09:29 PM

Doug, that is a beauty of a box. I love the design and everyone will want to fondle it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 09-27-2015 10:43 PM

LJ needs a like button. Thanks ‘Wreck!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 09-28-2015 03:23 PM

Great detail. Beautiful box.
Would like to see the detail on that hinge.

-- shuja

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#14 posted 09-28-2015 09:49 PM

Outstanding in every way Douglas. I need to try the banding sometime.
Thanks for posting this.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 09-29-2015 05:51 AM

I need to try the medallion and the metal tubing/epoxy inlay. Plenty to learn with the level of skill and talent around here. Thanks for the kind words, Andy.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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