Jewelry Chest

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Project by Duckster posted 02-13-2016 12:04 AM 1128 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this chest for my sister who turned 70 on January 4th. I started it mid December but on January 12, I had my left shoulder replaced. The box just got finished. It just wouldn’t finish itself.
My son had gave me a very nice piece of Dark Walnut from Alabama. I used the Walnut for the accent wood.
The main box and drawers, as well as drawer dividers are made out of Figured Maple.
I put 3/8” box joints on the two back corners.
I lined the drawers with Pig leather Suede.
The box is 14” high, 10” wide and 9” deep.
I finished the box with 3 coats of Tung Oil, hand rubbed to a luster finish.

Hope you enjoy…....

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 12:16 AM

That is just beautiful. Figured Walnut like that is nothing short of fantastic.

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 12:21 AM

very cool design glad you got it done in time because it would be a terrible thing too leave that sure your sister loved it great job and I hope the shoulder heels fast so you can get back to the shop,thanks for the post.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 12:51 AM

That’s a beautiful jewelry chest! That figured walnut is fantastic! I’m sure your sister will love it!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 02:56 AM

Really beautiful.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 02-13-2016 03:15 AM

Thanks y’all. I’m really glad some of you liked it. I love to work with any kind of wood, but when you get some beautiful grain it makes it more enjoyable.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#6 posted 02-13-2016 05:05 AM

For this beautiful piece, I’m sure she forgives you for being a little late, nice job.

-- Terry, Grants Pass, OR - It's not how fast you want to go but how much money you've got to get there...

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#7 posted 02-13-2016 08:36 AM

Beautiful wood, great job with the box joints.. good fit and finish..
Be proud Sir… be very proud

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#8 posted 02-13-2016 01:22 PM

Beautiful work. A nice box like this has been on my to do list for ages. I am very inspired.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#9 posted 02-13-2016 02:36 PM

That’s one beautiful jewelry chest Duckster, congratulations!

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#10 posted 02-13-2016 03:46 PM

Again I thank you for the cuddos .

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#11 posted 02-13-2016 05:12 PM

the cabinet is beautiful

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#12 posted 02-13-2016 05:41 PM

That’s a very nice cabinet. Congratulations.

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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#13 posted 02-13-2016 05:57 PM

Hey Duck,

Stellar job on your sister’s gift…..You’re the master when it comes to building boxes….I work with figured Walnut quite often, and it’s amazing how the grain “pops” when you put a finish on….Great job…..How’s the shoulder coming along? Replacements of any kind takes a long time to heal….Just ask me…lol…!!! Glad you’re back in the saddle again….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#14 posted 02-13-2016 06:02 PM

It looks good as the last one.

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#15 posted 02-13-2016 07:30 PM

I just love the front – really unique

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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