Jewelry box for Mom

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Project by lateralus819 posted 05-08-2016 06:03 PM 1161 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got started on this one just under 2 weeks ago, realized moms day was fast approaching.

Curly cherry for the carcass, dyed veneer for the splines. figured/QS philip. mahogany for the lid and dividers and curly maple for the breadboards.

There are two sliding trays for mass storage and some individual dividers on the bottom for other stuff.

The heart on the top is bloodwood and the Mom is Ebony. Took about 2 hours just do do the Mom motif. Not very good with a scroll saw!

Howards feed and wax for a finish. Wetsanded in.

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#1 posted 05-08-2016 06:20 PM

Beautiful box for very special person, good work top hearth and corner splines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-08-2016 07:21 PM

Wow! That is just absolutely beautiful! Lots of different skills going on in here. Great and beautiful work.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 05-08-2016 10:45 PM

I have to agree with Ivan and Jerry, a real beatiful box for Mom.
The skills required and details included are outstanding.

Thanks for sharing this project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 05-09-2016 12:08 AM

That’s a great looking jewelry box—I like all the details to look at! I’ll bet mom just loves it!

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

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#5 posted 05-09-2016 03:46 AM

Great looking box with cool details. I bet she loves it!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 05-09-2016 12:57 PM

You really did a nice job on this box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 05-09-2016 05:24 PM

This looks great! I have absolutely no idea how you did those splines….

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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#8 posted 05-09-2016 08:16 PM

This looks great! I have absolutely no idea how you did those splines….

- DerekJ

Quite easily. A dovetail saw, some veneer and some super glue :). Try it its really easy and fun.

Just lay them out like dovetails and cut.

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#9 posted 05-10-2016 09:15 PM

Very nice project Lat. I bet your mom is really pleased.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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