Jewelry Box

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Project by coondoggie posted 09-29-2009 08:05 PM 1728 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a cutting board with the criss-cross pattern ,and had some left over ,so I decided to add this to my jewelry box.It was glued up very unconventionaly. The cris-cross pattern was glued up first, then the 4 pieces of curley maple was glued last. Then ran it through the planer… and got lucky.
The sides ,and front is the basic picture frame 45 deg. cut.
The bottom piece was set in by running the sides through the table saw witout the guard. I ran it a blade and a half thickness for the bottom The feet are made with a straight bit on the router table. The entire box is made out of curley maple ,and the criss-cross pattern is walnut and oak.I coated it with finish only.
Curley maple was a bit difficult to work with …all tools ,router bits ,blades must be VERY sharp .. if not you will be sanding for a long time …enjoy..

-- ~ Mark Smaltz Tech Ed Teacher , Nokesville Va ~

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 08:23 PM

That’s a very nice box Mark. The whole design works really well, and you obviously did very skilled work on it, but of course the top gives it the wow factor.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 08:34 PM

Great looking box, Mark! Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 09:15 PM

HEY! I want to see the inside, too. more pics, more pics
nice box!


-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 09:23 PM

Very nice work!

-- James -

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 09:49 PM

Mighty fine lookin box. Did you flock it inside? bZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 09:57 PM

That came out GREAT!

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

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#7 posted 09-30-2009 12:11 AM

Very nice. Well done.

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#8 posted 09-30-2009 02:31 AM

Beautiful box!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 09-30-2009 02:44 AM

one sweet box

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#10 posted 09-30-2009 09:28 AM

Fantastic box. The lid is outstanding! Great use of scraps left from another project.

Keep it up.


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

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