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Vinhático and imbuia jewelry box

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Project by Menini posted 07-11-2016 12:40 PM 445 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi!

This a little project completed last week. It is a jewelry box done with two species of Brazilian woods: vinhático and imbuia (the last a.k.a. Brazilian walnut). Both have beautiful grains and I think that combination and contrast was interesting.

I tried to do a bookmatch in the lid, but the grain was a little faint. But I think it was satisfactory for one first time.

Finishing was sanding (grits of sandpaper 80, 120, and 220) and steel wool. After, two coats of beewax.

Size: 17×9 x 8 cm

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/)





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 01:24 PM

That’s a great combination of woods! The vinhatico is really stunning.
Thanks for posting.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Menini

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 07:13 PM

Thank you very much for the comment!

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/)

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Andy

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#3 posted 07-12-2016 12:36 PM

That box turned out really nice. I love the woods In it.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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Menini

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#4 posted 07-13-2016 12:12 PM

Thank you!

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/)

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 07-14-2016 06:16 AM

Menini, this is nice work. I especially like the beautiful woods and the contrast they present. Vinhatico has such a nice yellowish cast to it and works well for a top and splines. You did a nice job of mitering in the hinges with the screw heads. The dividers might be a little heavy, but you rounded them nicely. I would have used a chain or stop to take the strain off the hinges when the box is opened. You might consider making the lid a little deeper. This is a fine piece and you have done a splendid job of letting the woods speak for themselves. Keep boxing and keep posting.

There are probably as many opinions on finishing as there are woodworkers. As a means of discussing this, you might check this posting about finishing. The rounded top helps sell my boxes.

-- Big Al in IN

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Menini

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#6 posted 07-14-2016 12:19 PM

Boxguy, thank you for the comments.

This is my second jewelry box and suggestions of people more experient like you are very important.

I will read the post and seek to better ways to make the boxes.

Cheers.

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/)

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 07-15-2016 04:27 AM

Menini, I don’t know how to add these in the Personal Message format, so I will just put them here for you. If you are interested, these are some links to particular topics about box building. I thought this list would save you some time. You are doing a great job for just two boxes. My first few didn’t look nearly as good as the box you posted here. Keep boxing and keep posting.

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like the one pictured above just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Making music boxes
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.
Teaching Boxmaking

-- Big Al in IN

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Menini

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#8 posted 07-15-2016 12:14 PM

Thank you for the links! They will be very helpful!

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/)

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