Mom's jewelry box

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Project by DynaBlue posted 08-31-2009 06:13 PM 1837 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second box, made for my mother as a present. Made mainly from quilted maple, curly maple and ebony and tinted with NGR dye.

Updated: A better in-progress picture showing the quilted maple on the front of the box. And the makeshift, mobile, non-flat workbench I used in Hawaii. Still have that top, mostly use it for spare storage now.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 06:33 PM

Thats nice

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 06:39 PM

beautifull work !

and to think you have only been a woodworker for 62 minuites ! (lol)

welcome .

-- 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 08-31-2009 06:47 PM

Really a nice design !

-- Woodisit

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 07:03 PM


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 10:00 PM

This is a beautiful jewelry box. It looks similar to one my dad brought my mom home from Okinawa when he got out of the Air Force…Did you have plans to go by or did you have another one you based it off of?

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 01:03 AM

Top notch work looks beautiful.

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 02:32 AM

welcome to lumberjocks

you do nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 09-01-2009 02:41 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I didn’t have any plans for it, sort of winged it off of a design I think I saw somewhere. Never really drew anything up however, just sort of wing-and-a-prayer’d it. :D

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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#9 posted 09-01-2009 03:55 AM

Great design and detail. Super job and I really like the way you did the pictures.

-- John @

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#10 posted 09-01-2009 03:57 AM

Beautiful work…excellent execution….the design is very nice for winging it….and nicely displayed.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 09-02-2009 04:20 AM

Nice looking chest.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 09-30-2009 05:16 PM

nice job, i really dig these type cases

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 10-01-2009 05:14 AM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#14 posted 01-30-2010 06:24 AM

nice jewlery box, what color dye did you use?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 02-11-2010 01:16 AM

Bigike, I’m pretty certain it was Behlen’s medium red mohogany dye. Been several years but I know I used that dye for several projects.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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