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Jewellery Box 4 - a box for Frances

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The box is veneered in burr walnut with sycamore edging, decorative bandings and shell inlays. It is fitted with a Sankyo 50 note musical movement, which plays two tunes. The front of the box hinges down to reveal three drawers.

The small burr walnut veneered box inside the main box – middle back can be removed. Its top is just a push-on fit. The left and right hand trays in the top can be removed. The three lower drawers are made from Western Australian She Oak. The left and right hand drawers have sliding trays which can also be removed. All the trays are solid walnut.

The middle drawer hides a secret compartment! It is accessed using the small veneered box from the top, which has hidden magnets in its back. When slide into the opening it is attracted to magnets on the secret compartment/drawer enabling it to be pulled out.

The box has one more secret. The middle drawer has a false bottom. Turn the drawer over and slide the bottom out at the back. The three screw heads which look like they hold the bottom in place are actually false. There is a small cushion inside is to stop items rattling on the false bottom when the drawer is in normal use.

It won 1st place in a local Box competition in Western Australia. I don’t seem to be able to find any more pictures!!

-- Madburg WA





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 11:20 AM

My, my. That is indeed lovely! Keep rummaging around in your project photo album. Goodness only knows what will pop out next! I’m enjoying your projects.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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shipwright

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 02:08 PM

You and Roger really should meet…..... and I think Brice should join the party.
Too bad the continents are so damn far apart.

Your work is just so good….. :-)

Thanks for posting

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 04:03 PM

Your work is just simply beautiful.

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Eyal

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#4 posted 02-19-2016 04:47 PM

wow! i would just love to see more pictures or even a video, but the one you have shows evidence of amazing craftsmanship.
i concur with shipright, you should meet roger (and i would like to tag along!)

well done sir,
Eyal

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-19-2016 09:37 PM

This chest turned out so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 12:48 AM

Man that’s a beautiful jewelry chest! I love that walnut burl!

-- Dean

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 02-20-2016 12:49 AM

(Accidental double post)

-- Dean

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madburg

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#8 posted 02-20-2016 12:59 AM

Thanks Guys. Looks like a few of us have some common elements in our work – one being attributed to a certain guy in the Shropshire Hills.

-- Madburg WA

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jaguar1201

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#9 posted 02-20-2016 05:05 AM

This is a spectacular creation. I am loving every piece that you post. It is eyecandy to see each one.
Enrico Caruso

-- Enrico, Stow OHIO

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