Bead Box

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Project by CanadaJeff posted 11-27-2009 04:25 AM 1458 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A nice project to help hone a few skills I have been working on. Making box joints and carving.

The bead box was made for a Christmas gift. It is made up of Oak frame box jointed at the ends. The one long side is a slide out drawer that is inter-laced with birch ply making the small compartments for the beads. It is roughly held by magnets.

The top is pine with the carved flower and a boarder make with a router. I routed the boarder so the beads can sit in the groove when making a necklace.

The oak was finished with a walnut stain and the pine with BLO. All covered with a few coats of wiping poly.

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#1 posted 11-27-2009 04:29 AM

Very Very nice!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 04:32 AM

Very nice carving. The groove for holding the beads is a great idea.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 05:04 AM

Great Job, Jeff!! I can see where that groove would be darn useful…and is also nicely ornamental, acting as a border for your carving… Smart Thinking!!

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

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 05:19 AM


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 05:25 AM

Excellent, Jeff. It came out great….especially the lid.

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

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 06:33 AM

cool design well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 09:38 AM

Fantastic bead box. My sister in law makes necklaces. She has bead boxes and the plates? for lineing up the beads. Nothing as fancy or nice as this is. Very nice design and build.

Keep it up.


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

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 04:18 PM

Very nice! It’s hard to make a carving look really good on a box. but you did a great job. Congratulations.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 11-27-2009 05:42 PM

Well done!!!

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#10 posted 11-27-2009 05:59 PM

That’s really nice.

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 07:40 PM

very nice jeff – well planned

-- -erik & christy-

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