Ribbon Jewelry Box

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Project by Duder22 posted 03-20-2016 06:20 PM 1153 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this ribbon box for my wife as an anniversary gift. This is the first box I’ve made and learned a lot from it. It is far from perfect but my wife loves it and that is all that matters. Now she wants to fill it up! The box is 3/4 curly maple with purple heart and maple ribbons. It measures 11×8x5.5 with the ribbons all the way around. Thanks to mharper90 for his guidance and detailed instructions. I used Lenny’s post as well to help me along the way.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 06:24 PM

Joe this is a fine piece of work. You really did a great job on it.

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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#2 posted 03-20-2016 11:22 PM

It looks great! Congrats on a really nice piece!

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 12:39 AM

If there are flaws you hid them very well, great job on a very nice box.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 12:44 AM

Wish my first box turned out that good. Great Job!

-- To each his own.......

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#5 posted 03-21-2016 09:47 AM

Beautiful box. This mirror is great addition to it. Ribbons, ofcourse look magnificant.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-21-2016 02:20 PM

looks great

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 03-21-2016 08:57 PM

The ribbon looks real, great workmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 03-22-2016 05:11 AM

Joe, nice work here. I especially like the ribbon, it looks very realistic and is a work of art. You have made a nice choice of woods. The Purpleheart really makes the whole project pop. The lid seems a little heavy, does it tend to pull the box backward when it is open? This is a wonderful anniversary gift, and I wish the two of you many happy returns of the day. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 04-02-2016 11:28 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Big Al, the pictures are a little deceiving. The lid is heavy but the weight of the box holds the lid up perfectly.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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