Paduak Jewelry Box

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Project by jjraybur posted 09-01-2009 06:21 AM 4046 views 19 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, so I am starting to really get into these boxes. The wife finally a new project for me, so I guess I’ll have to build that before I put another box up. This one is paduak and curly maple, and the tray is curly maple and bloodwood. Inside of the box and tray is flocked. I really went to extremes with the grinding this time, and depending on the angle you look from, it can look a little odd. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it, but probably won’t go this extreme next time!

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA -

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#1 posted 09-01-2009 07:13 AM

Wow this is outrageously cool fantastic work

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#2 posted 09-01-2009 07:17 AM

Interesting design, it has given me some ideas on what to do with my angle grinder that I just got. Nice job.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 08:22 AM

very cool box. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 08:57 AM

Another fantastic art box. Great design. It looks like wind sculpted stone. (except for beeing woo) haha.

Great choices in wood. Paduk and Curly Maple go very nicely together.

Keep up the fantastic work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 09-01-2009 01:10 PM

Just beautiful!! Love the wood contrast and the shape.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-01-2009 01:18 PM

Jeremy hi,

As said before (above) – nice work.

My question is ~ the work has a number of convex and concave shapes, the box appears to be finely finished/sanded. How did you do that?

Have you considered applying the convex / concave shaping to an irregular shaped work?

Tony Ward

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 01:50 PM

Very shapely Jeremy.I like the two tone woods,very eye catching.The grinding is pretty wild…sweet!

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

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#8 posted 09-01-2009 02:07 PM

excellent work !

beautiful contrast/complimentary
wood choice .

a real eye catcher !

-- 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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#9 posted 09-01-2009 02:17 PM

Great looking box!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 09-01-2009 02:29 PM

Beautiful Box. I like the shape, the wood contrast. Great build

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

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#11 posted 09-01-2009 02:58 PM

Really nice. Great work.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 09-01-2009 03:31 PM

Once I am done shaping it with the side grinder, I just use a Bosch ROS w/ 80 grit to smooth out all the marks then work my way to 320. It won’t get into to the all the edges, so I just hand sand those. Slap on some poly, steel wool, then paste wax. Buff and done.

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA -

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#13 posted 09-01-2009 03:48 PM

Beautiful art!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#14 posted 09-01-2009 03:57 PM

Sweet box. I really love what you did with the shaping.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 09-01-2009 06:55 PM

Beautiful box mate. Love the shaping. Did you use an angle grinder / sander to do that with?

-- John, Ontario, Canada

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