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"Woven" Top Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by Matthew posted 09-29-2015 01:23 AM 2315 views 32 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut jewelry, watch, or keepsake box. Decided to try something different and attempt a woven pattern for the top. I took some walnut, cut it to 1” wide strips and then resawed them to get 1/8” thick strips. To fit them to the lid, they sit in a 1/4” groove, to allow for the spring of the strips when they are interwoven. Approximately 11×8x4 inches. Also used some splines (keys??) for the miters, as I was a little concerned about the amount of pressure the joint would experience from the woven strips. Assembly was challenging so I used hide glue to get a little bit longer working time.

Found some really nice and beefy solid brass hinges on the cheap (relatively). They aren’t Brusso, so they don’t have a positive stop at 95 degrees, but as you can see from the pictures, the lid manages to stay open vertically without any kind of stay, and I managed to spend about $20 less than Brusso.

The finish is several coats of sprayed lacquer. Wanted something easy to apply quickly.

Added a leather lining for the bottom, and a removable divider, nothing too fancy.

Comments and constructive criticism is always welcome. Enjoy.

-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 09-29-2015 01:32 AM

beautiful box. I like the basket weave top.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 09-29-2015 01:39 AM

That is really cool. I’ve never seen anything like that. Matt your giving me Ideas. Thank You for posting this.

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drewpy

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 02:57 AM

I really like this. Great design.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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jumbojack

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 03:20 AM

Love the box simple and sexy.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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ncdon

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 09:28 AM

Different, really innovative, a great looking box. It’s made it to my favorites

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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isotope

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#6 posted 09-29-2015 10:36 AM

It’s beautiful. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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BigMig

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#7 posted 09-29-2015 03:40 PM

Whoa – terrifIc idea and follow-through!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 04:58 PM

The top looks pretty interesting.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Pointer

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 05:39 PM

Very nice box. Clever design.

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

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Gixxerjoe04

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#10 posted 09-29-2015 06:07 PM

Nice jewelry box, ever since watching the wood whisperer make that woven laundry basket, been trying to think of other applications for it, you beat me to it haha.

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woodcox

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#11 posted 09-29-2015 07:11 PM

Nice box Matthew!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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RootandBranch

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#12 posted 09-29-2015 07:40 PM

That is an awesome weave top. I love this.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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Gary

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#13 posted 09-29-2015 10:53 PM

Very nice; thanks for posting.

-- Gary, Florida

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#14 posted 09-29-2015 11:21 PM

Nice touch with the woven top. Love it.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#15 posted 09-29-2015 11:45 PM

That is a great looking box! I love that woven top, especially since it’s the first one like that I’ve seen!

-- Dean

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