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Bubinga & Curly Maple Oriental Jewelry Box

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Project by mattkrusen posted 09-17-2016 03:39 PM 1376 views 11 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box I just finished for my wife’s aunt. She loves oriental design so that’s what I was shooting for. Other than that, there were no real design constraints so I let my wife pick the lumber she liked and I took it from there. The legs were really fun. Let me know what you all think.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-17-2016 06:42 PM

This jewelry box has an eye catching design and is nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 09-17-2016 07:22 PM

Realy beuatiful and authentic oriental elements.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-17-2016 08:50 PM

Great workmanship and elegant design
Roger

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#4 posted 09-17-2016 09:32 PM

That’s a great looking jewelry box! I like the Asian look and design of it, and love that bubinga/maple combo—very striking!

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

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#5 posted 09-17-2016 09:42 PM

Beautiful job

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#6 posted 09-17-2016 10:17 PM

Really nice design. Your finish really highlights the beautiful grain!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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htl

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#7 posted 09-17-2016 10:22 PM

Super nice project.

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#8 posted 09-17-2016 10:27 PM

Nicely done
Love the oriental flare.

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#9 posted 09-17-2016 10:43 PM

That is a beautiful and unique design. I bet your wifes aunt will love it. Did you cut dados for the side piece that holds the legs to glue into?

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

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hookfoot

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#10 posted 09-17-2016 11:53 PM

Very nice job.

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#11 posted 09-18-2016 02:22 AM

Are the miter splines a little distracting?

Maybe you could put two horizontal pieces between the pairs of legs. They already act as corner splines when the pass through the miters.

I really like the contrast in the two woods.

-- Dale

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mattkrusen

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#12 posted 09-18-2016 02:43 AM



That is a beautiful and unique design. I bet your wifes aunt will love it. Did you cut dados for the side piece that holds the legs to glue into?

- Andy


Exactly. 1/4” deep dado across the sides for the cross piece.


Are the miter splines a little distracting?

Maybe you could put two horizontal pieces between the pairs of legs. They already act as corner splines when the pass through the miters.

I really like the contrast in the two woods.

- dalepage


I considered leaving out the splines but decided to do them and use ebony to match the handle. The pictures don’t show it super well but this bubinga has some nice dark black lines in the grain that work well with the ebony as well. I like your idea of two horizontal pieces. I’ll have to try that on another box.

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#13 posted 09-18-2016 02:47 PM

looks great

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#14 posted 09-18-2016 02:54 PM

Nice assortment of details! The color combinations really set it a cut above.

What is that on the bottom? Fabric or some kind of felt?

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mattkrusen

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#15 posted 09-18-2016 05:01 PM



Nice assortment of details! The color combinations really set it a cut above.

What is that on the bottom? Fabric or some kind of felt?

- splintergroup


Its a green suede with gold cherry blossoms.

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