First jewelry box

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Project by waxman posted 01-01-2010 05:01 PM 1593 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a small wooden object. I have been collecting various bits of hardwoods in anticipation of giving this type of project a try (plus I have a couple of weeks off to actually have some time to do this). The corner pieces are east India rosewood the front, back and sides are cherry. The top is a beautiful piece of quarter sawed oak, I believe, I picked this up in Japan on a business trip and I couldn’t read the Kanji label. Next time I’m there (in a few weeks) I will see if I can get an interpreter, find out what it is and pick up some more. This is a thank you gift to my daughter’s boy friend that has been helping her deal with multiple food allergies while attending college.

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#1 posted 01-01-2010 05:40 PM

Very nice box! Nice thoughtful gift too.

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 05:40 PM

Great first box! Nice selection of woods.

-- James -

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 06:16 PM

waxman, That’s a great design for your box and the wood is gorgeous. What a wonderful gift. Super job.

-- John @

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 06:29 PM

This is a really nice gift box : ) The style is awesome…do you have any better pictures of it ? I find that natural sunlight is best for bringing out the colors and grain in the woods : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 01-01-2010 06:52 PM

I will take some photos outside when the sun comes out. I use tung oil to bring the grain up and that should show with better light.

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 06:09 AM

Fantastic box. Lots of nice elements to the design. Love the arched base in front and the curvy edge to the top the most.

Keep it up.


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

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 06:38 AM

Nice design good job

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 12:29 AM

nice box, love the top

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 03-15-2010 12:45 PM

This is lovely, nice job

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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