Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by professorwood posted 08-25-2016 11:11 PM 1186 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top for this jewelry box is a piece I pulled out of a friends scrap barrel that was reaching out to me. After resawing and gluing it back together this is what I was able to come up with.

-- tsurra

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 08-25-2016 11:18 PM

Nice bookmatch … most impressive. HA … from scrap to a piece of art! How thick is the top?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 11:40 PM

It’s beautiful. I really like the natural edge handle too.

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 11:56 PM

The top is 1/2 thick inset to a 1 1/4 frame. The box is 12 3/4×10 1/2×4 1/2 high.

-- tsurra

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#4 posted 08-26-2016 12:40 AM

Wow—that’s a beautiful bookmatched lid! It looks like a guy standing with his arms up, and water pouring down over him. Amazing!

The rest of the box ain’t too shabby, either!

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

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#5 posted 08-26-2016 12:52 AM


-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#6 posted 08-26-2016 06:18 AM

Wow! This top looks awesome! Interesting grain pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-26-2016 04:42 PM

I’m working on a small walnut table with a top that also has some cool grain patterns. What did you use to finish this and get the grain to pop?

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#8 posted 08-26-2016 05:37 PM

That is a beautiful jewelry box and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 08-26-2016 05:57 PM

Very beautiful bookmatch. Looks like an insect to me.

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#10 posted 08-26-2016 07:36 PM

That is some wild grain, very nice. I like the shaping of the bottom edge, too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#11 posted 08-26-2016 10:44 PM

That top panel is incredible
Nicely done

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 01:34 AM

Nice job!

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