Jewelry box

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Project by kchaban posted 12-30-2015 04:09 PM 999 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks

Its my first time on LJ it seems like a wonderful community with a lot of talented people I’m very much of a woodworking addict with a variety of projects in the past 12 years..somehow I find the time to get them started and somewhat completed but never to my satisfaction
This jewelry box is my was a Christmas present for my daughter you might’ve guessed, she loves cats, Hence the marquetry on top and the letter D, her first initial, engraved and filled with epoxy mixed with glow in the dark powder, my first attempt at both

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#1 posted 12-30-2015 04:19 PM

Very nice looking box. I am sure that she loved it. Thanks for mentioning the glow in the dark power as I had never heard of such a thing. Did you use standard 5 minute epoxy like what comes in the dual needle dispenser or did you need a special type of epoxy?

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

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#2 posted 12-30-2015 04:49 PM

You did an excellent job on the marquetry. Much better than my first attempts.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#3 posted 12-31-2015 12:42 AM

Now that is a beautiful box! Love the cat 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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#4 posted 12-31-2015 03:03 PM

Thanks for the comments and the positive feedback.. I did use regular epoxy comes in 2 bottles and mixes in 1:1 ratio cures as clear and takes any coloring choice you have!!

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#5 posted 12-31-2015 03:17 PM

It’s a very nice project. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 12-31-2015 06:02 PM

kchaban, welcome to Lumber Land. Thanks for sharing your work with us. You have displayed a number of impressively sophisticated techniques. I like this box and I am sure your daughter will treasure it. The splines, marquetry, and design are excellent. Did you do something on the inside of the box? Does the lock/key function?

Here are a some links that might interest you.

$5 band clamps:

Making splines with a simple jig:

Finishing tips:

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 12-31-2015 08:32 PM

Thank you boxguy for your comments and suggested resources, nothing on the sides and the lock does work , inside the box I lined the bottom with red velvet felt.. Ran out of time but was planning to have compartments built in as well
Charles thanks for the welcome glad to be a part of the community

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