First jewelry box

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Project by waxman posted 1691 days ago 1563 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 1691 days ago

Very nice box! Nice thoughtful gift too.

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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#2 posted 1691 days ago

Great first box! Nice selection of woods.

-- James -

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#3 posted 1691 days ago

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 1691 days ago

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 1691 days ago

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 1691 days ago

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 1691 days ago

Nice design good job

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1657 days ago

nice box, love the top

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 1619 days ago

This is lovely, nice job

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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