Walnut Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Gregg M. posted 12-16-2015 11:12 PM 2217 views 11 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made another jewelry box using my selection of spalted maple (w/ amborsia) and walnut. This box is the same as others I have made in the past. The finish is blonde shellac and Briwax. This might be the last time I put on a shellac rubbed out finish on these boxes. Although I like how they turn out, it is just too time consuming (a 10 hour process). The real reason I am posting another box is because I spent a some time trying to photograph the box to show off the beauty of the wood. I hope these pictures look better.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 11:37 PM

So beautiful

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#2 posted 12-17-2015 12:09 AM

Wow, that is very nice. The spalted maple is extraordinary, and the shaping of the legs is great. The mirror was throwing me off, I thought you made a perfectly symmetrical piece.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 12:45 AM

Man that’s a beautiful jewelry box! I love that maple, and really like the fluted legs!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 12-17-2015 12:50 AM

Outstanding! I have also made some boxes using the same pattern I also used spalted mable and walnut, I made a few modifications on the plan as I was not real satisfied with the drawer slides. However it may have been more of a workmanship issue than a design. You have an exceptional finish and I love it. Again I say outstanding. Merry Christmas!

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#5 posted 12-17-2015 02:06 AM

Great craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 12-17-2015 02:39 AM

turned out nice.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-17-2015 04:18 AM

Great craftsmanship & use of that beautiful wood.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 12-17-2015 07:56 AM

Great work, love the grain flow through all the drawers and the feet!

-- Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do.

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#9 posted 12-17-2015 11:02 AM

What VAnative said!

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#10 posted 12-17-2015 11:08 AM

outstanding job!

-- Jeff Lemont, IL.

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#11 posted 12-17-2015 01:53 PM

Holy crap! That thing is beautiful !

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#12 posted 12-17-2015 02:32 PM

Um…....WOW!!! That is amazing work. Love the woods, the contrast of colors, and the mirror effect is pretty cool too. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#13 posted 12-17-2015 07:30 PM

Excellent and stylish design. Woods look great. Drawers are very nice – you can organize jewellery very good in them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 12-17-2015 09:59 PM

Holy crap! That thing is beautiful !

- JoeinGa

That’s my thoughts exactly !!

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#15 posted 12-18-2015 02:03 AM

Yep Home run, Great work….Love the wood and the grain flow.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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