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Cherry & Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by athomas5009 posted 11-21-2015 04:53 AM 1338 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This marks the 4th Jewelry Box I’ve completed. This one is similar to the last box I did but IMO the grain is far more interesting on this one. I went with gummy cherry for the face and waterfall / curly cherry for the lid. I really love how I was able to utilize a scrap of spalted maple for the trim and it looks amazing next to the gummy cherry.

The box is approx 16×11. It has a concealed bottom compartment, a full sized tray followed by a sliding half tray. The hinges are side rail hinges and ATM are my preferred hinge. The finish is 3 coats of home brew BLO/poly/turps followed by 2 coats of wiping varnish. All my boxes are sanded to 220, the 3rd coat of home brew is wet sanded to 320 and the last coat of wiping varnish is wet sanded to 500.

I like making just about anything out of wood but I’m a sucker for boxes and see myself making many more in the future.

-- 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 11-21-2015 04:56 AM

Beautiful. I love the contrasting woods and your inlays.

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athomas5009

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 05:40 AM

Thanks Bob, I like the contrast they add as well. I like to incorporate some contrast into all my projects. Not everyone needs to be over the top but a lil something to catch the eye is nice. Some perfer everything the same but to each their own.

-- 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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#3 posted 11-21-2015 05:53 AM

Hello Athomas5009. That is a nice job I always have liked the look of box joints, especially with contrasting woods. Neat job on the interior compartment.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 06:02 AM

Thanks Fatman, box joints are one of my fav joints for that reason. They are a good way to give contrast to projects that only involve one type of wood. My next batch of boxes will probably be finger joints as well but I’m leaning towards G&G style.

I actually prefer the look of box/finger joints over dovetails.

-- 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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#5 posted 11-21-2015 07:32 AM

Beautiful box.

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

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#6 posted 11-21-2015 12:54 PM

I like making just about anything out of wood but I’m a sucker for boxes and see myself making many more in the future.

It seems that of all the projects I do, I have more fun with boxes then anything. You did a wonderful job on this one. I look forward to seeing more!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 11-21-2015 01:10 PM

Thanks JeffWW – you have a nice collection of projects under your belt. I really enjoyed the one titled “Almost a box for me lmao”. I haven’t gotten around to making myself one yet either. What attracts me to boxes is that the possibilities are endless. If one has the time and imagination you can go wild on the lil details and different types of joinery. I really love the joinery woodworking involves, so Iam naturally drawn to anything that involves nice or creative joinery.

-- 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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#8 posted 11-21-2015 03:53 PM

beautiful

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#9 posted 11-21-2015 07:00 PM

very nice box, Thomas.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 11-21-2015 11:54 PM

looks great keep them coming.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 11-22-2015 01:42 AM

Thanks everyone. Hopefully I can get a few more done before the years end. I just got some amazing pieces of walnut and maple burl in. They will be used for .the lids of 4 boxes that are sitting in the shop half done.

-- 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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