Book looking jewelry boxes

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Project by exsubsailor posted 01-18-2016 08:06 PM 2858 views 31 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My idea of something different for a jewelry box. This is my fourth jewelry box of this style. I try to make each one a little bit better and more complex. The first one had 3 books. Because of the uniqueness of this idea, I’ve been able to sell them all, although probably for too low a price because of all the work involved. The place ribbons are made from plane shavings dyed red and blue. The bottom book has thin brass strips for the bookmarks which I’ll explain why later. For the top box, you lift the top cover off to gain access to the compartment underneath, push the top box (it’s on a dowel swivel) to either side to see the second box interior, the 3rd box has a rounded dowel in the book binding, push in with a finger to pop out the third box enough to pull it out the rest of the way, the bottom box is opened by pulling the brass strip ribbon (the colored plane shavings would be too delicate). The top box is on a dowel to be able to swivel, the others are glued together. Thanks for looking.

-- Art, Florida

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#1 posted 01-18-2016 08:23 PM

Nice work. Beautiful craftsmanship, Art. Don’t know what you’re charging for these but it can’t be enough!

Are the compartments lined with pigskin?

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#2 posted 01-18-2016 08:50 PM

Nice work. Beautiful craftsmanship, Art. Don t know what you re charging for these but it can t be enough!

Are the compartments lined with pigskin?

- Ripper70

They are a heavy cloth that has the appearance of a grained leather. I got a 5ft.x 8ft piece at a flee market for $10. I thought at the time it would last a lifetime, now I’m nearing the end of the supply.

-- Art, Florida

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 08:53 PM

Nice work. Beautiful craftsmanship, Art. Don t know what you re charging for these but it can t be enough!

Are the compartments lined with pigskin?

- Ripper70

I’m averaging about $400. Think I’ll up the price a little if I make another.

-- Art, Florida

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 09:26 PM

Those turned out reallly nice!

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 09:27 PM

Very clever, superb craftsmanship.

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#6 posted 01-18-2016 09:32 PM

Very nice, I might get inspired by our box. well done!

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#7 posted 01-18-2016 11:00 PM

Very nice….I will add them to my favorites for maybe a future project.

I would love to see a blog on how you made them.

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#8 posted 01-19-2016 02:00 AM

Very cool, these are great.

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#9 posted 01-19-2016 05:13 AM

absolutely love these! thanks for posting, great idea and even better execution

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#10 posted 01-19-2016 07:25 AM

nice idea – thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 01-19-2016 01:21 PM

Very nice work, great design.

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#12 posted 01-19-2016 02:19 PM

These are so nicely done and are very creative and well designed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 01-19-2016 04:26 PM

These are spectacular. I love the idea and the work you put into it is impressive. Thanks for sharing!!

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#14 posted 01-19-2016 06:25 PM

Very impresive boxes (’’books’‘). Nice combination of different woods. Realy deserves ’’Daily top 3’‘

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#15 posted 01-20-2016 01:37 AM

Beautiful work…would love to see more photos of the construction process.

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