Cherry and Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by woodn posted 12-30-2015 03:33 AM 1798 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a couple of stacks of “future box lids” in the shop. These are usually unique pieces I’ve come across. Unique figure, color, or perhaps a smaller piece I resawed and book matched. Anyway, this small, great piece of Walnut was given me a couple of years ago by the owner of a Don’s Home Furniture in Madison Wisconsin. He sources most of his work from the Amish, but has periodically brought in some of my work as well. I finally decided this pieces time had come, and here is the resulting box. In this case as in many others, the box is primarily a display platform for the piece on top!

Some folks have asked if I have plans I could share for some of my boxes. Unfortunately, other than the Pagoda Box project which was featured in Woodcraft Magazine back in 2011/2012, I really don’t have detailed plans. However, I do have a couple of techniques described and a few box side profiles available on a blog I update periodically. If you are interested, you can check them out at Look for the posts on “Profiled Sides Technique” and also “Technique for Making Ring Bars”.

If you have other questions I might be able to help with, if you contact me at I will be happy to share if I can.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 12-30-2015 05:08 AM

That is really nice. Was it tricky planing that curly walnut without tear-out?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 12-30-2015 10:28 AM

Those leggs attachment is very interesting and unique. Good looking too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-30-2015 03:17 PM

That is a very nice looking box and the top is beautiful.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 12-30-2015 03:19 PM

looks great!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#5 posted 12-30-2015 04:24 PM

Nicely done and a great wood combo.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 12-30-2015 07:07 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 12-31-2015 12:19 AM

beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 12-31-2015 12:41 AM

Very nice job. I do like that lid!

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

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#9 posted 12-31-2015 01:03 AM

Beautiful. The legs are very interesting, and look terrific

-- Dan, TN

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#10 posted 12-31-2015 09:29 PM

Well designed and crafted box. Unique legs. Well done.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#11 posted 01-01-2016 05:55 PM

I absolutely LOVE this. I can’t imagine the hours and hours that you have invested in this. Can you share how you made the legs? They are so unique and creative. Everywhere I look, I see incredible detail and time.

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