Small Jewelry Box "Gem"

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Project by Gregg M. posted 04-04-2016 06:10 PM 1966 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box design from Wood Magazine (Gem of a jewelry box) that I found on a few LJ members project posts. The box is made out of Walnut and Ash. The top is a small piece of ash that was split and book-matched for an interesting grain pattern. Kinda looks like a fly. What girl wouldn’t want a jewelry box that resembles a fly!

The finish is several coats of Formby’s Tung Oil finish high gloss. I usually don’t like high gloss but the finish on these boxes looked good and it was a much easier finish to apply without having to rub it out for a more traditional rubbed look. Each drawer has a felt liner that was glued using spray adhesive. I made a number of these boxes using different combinations of walnut, ash, cherry and maple. The hinges are Brusso solid brass. They are nice but a little expensive.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 06:28 PM

Beautiful design. I like those curves in design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 07:53 PM

Beautiful box. I need to make one.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 07:54 PM

Beautiful box. I need to make one of these.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 04-04-2016 08:51 PM

Extremely beautiful box.


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#5 posted 04-04-2016 09:35 PM

This is one beautiful box!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 04-04-2016 11:54 PM

Very nice looking jewelry box! I like the wood combo, and that purple felt—really goes well together!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 04-05-2016 01:38 AM

That is a beaut. Fantastically crafted.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 04-05-2016 05:13 PM

Oh Wow! Gregg, what a beautiful jewelry box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 04-05-2016 06:10 PM

Great job, that purple lining looks great with the walnut and ash. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 04-06-2016 04:21 AM

I think that’s the prettiest piece of Walnut I’ve ever seen. The box is a real gem also

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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