Sculpted Walnut/Mahogany Jewelry Box

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Project by James posted 07-08-2009 02:29 AM 3117 views 15 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this project I wanted to venture into some better wood, and away from straight sides, so here is what I came up with.

For me it was quite an undertaking. Lots of careful bandsawing and sanding. First time working with walnut, man its some great wood.

Overall I feel this is my best effort to date. Hope you all agree!

All comments welcome.

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#1 posted 07-08-2009 02:39 AM

Very nice work

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 02:41 AM

o.k. i agree .
do i get the box ?
your skills ,
are improving wonderfully ,
and you are out from underfoot ,
in the house .

everybody happy !

beautifull !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 02:51 AM

What a great design and wood looks great.

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#4 posted 07-08-2009 02:53 AM

Very nice i like the box man that looks great I’m getting some great idea from you the way you put two types of wood to gather . I really like that .

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#5 posted 07-08-2009 02:55 AM

Wow this is one great box super design well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 07-08-2009 03:00 AM

Great box. Looks fantastic

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 07-08-2009 03:04 AM

This is quite different… a very fresh idea.And very one nice too.Well done!

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

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#8 posted 07-08-2009 03:10 AM

Very nice. I really like the treatment on the lid. It turned out great.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 07-08-2009 03:10 AM

Really very elagant in design, shape and wood colour combinations.
Yes! a great and best effort – I agree!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 07-08-2009 03:27 AM

Ooh and ahh!

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#11 posted 07-08-2009 04:18 AM

thanks everyone, i appreciate your comments greatly!

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#12 posted 07-08-2009 04:21 AM

Nicely done. That’s a great looking box!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#13 posted 07-08-2009 04:35 AM

Great looking box, I like the design, very smooth looking curves. The mitered top adds character. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 07-08-2009 06:40 AM

I love it.

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#15 posted 07-08-2009 07:46 AM

I really like the box design and the handle too , but I can’t decide if I like the handle on this box. The box has a very elegant design , but the handle almost seems comical in comparison . I have to wonder if it was either solid Maple or Walnut if it might be more in tune with the rest of the design. Or if the width of the Maple stripes were the same as the side stripes ? JMHO

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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