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Project by Don posted 12-19-2006 07:05 AM 4045 views 17 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an example of one of my first small boxes. It’s a jewelery box that I made as a wedding present for my niece. The wood is a combination of Australian and American wood.

The dark red wood is Jarrah from Western Australia, the lighter red wood is Tasmanian Myrtle. The blond coloured wood is Victorian Ash and the brown wood is American Walnut.

The finish is six coats of shellac.


-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 04:36 PM


What a nice piece, with beautiful woods. I am curious about the tools that you used to produce it in terms of hand tools vs. power.

-- John

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#2 posted 04-06-2007 04:38 AM

Don great set of boxes. haven’t seen you much lately. Is it cooling down so you can get back to the shop. When are you coming to America and Canada?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 04-07-2007 12:50 AM

Karson, I’ve been away for the past week. It has cooled down, and I hope to get back into the shop this week.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 04-07-2007 12:37 PM

With the shuffle I’m getting to see some projects over again.
Like I’ve always said, I like to see different woods blended together, very nice.
I hope it starts cooling down for you. We’re still waiting for warmth.
Have you got any rain yet?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 04-07-2007 03:54 PM

No rain!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 07-25-2007 06:11 AM

$300 …

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 05:18 PM

Nice Box, ill favorite this one for future build.

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