Purple Heart and Lacewood Jewellery Box

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Project by Rob posted 12-08-2009 05:48 AM 1955 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Just a box made from Purple Heart and lacewood (Silky Oak), finished with Scandinavian Oil. It is yet to be waxed.




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#1 posted 12-08-2009 05:59 AM

Very nice choice of woods! The conrtrast is beautiful. I have some lacewood I am going to try with my next box. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 06:41 AM

Fantastic box. Great choice of contrasting woods.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 02:03 PM

Great Work, Rob!! I’m looking forward to seeing it after waxing!! It’ll be even more Beautiful!!

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

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 05:32 PM

They are beautiful boxes.
Talking about waxing, will you hand buff it or you use buffing wheel on any power tool? I ask this coz I wanted to find more about buffing/polishing wooden furniture using power tools.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 06:30 PM

nice box i like the lock in the front
where did you get lock and linges?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 07:12 PM

Things need a place for them to go and you created a very nice place for them. Well done keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#7 posted 12-09-2009 01:21 AM

Nice work Rob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 12-11-2009 09:46 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments

Hi Woodworm,

I use both hand rubbing and what is called a Swansdown Mop. The mop consists of circles of cotton cloth stacked together and held with a ferrul, then attached to your power drill with a bolt. This allows you to polish in one direction only and significantly enhances the appearance of the piece. This particular box has been hand rubbed only.See this page:

Hi Eddy,
I get my box hardware from an agency here in Australia. I believe they come from Germany, but I’m not totally sure. Rockler carry a good range in the US, but here’s the address for the agency I use. I’m sure they’ll ship to the US.




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#9 posted 12-11-2009 02:11 PM

Thank you for the answer, Rob.
Now I know which type of mop or wheel to buy that suit the power tools I have.
My best wishes and take care!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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