Jewelry Box of Cherry, Purple Heart, and Zebra

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Project by BigMP posted 09-21-2007 07:06 AM 2449 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone, As you Can see, I am new to thsi forum. I am relatively young but enjoy woodworking immensly. Here is a box I made for my girlfriend. The sides are rabbeted and the visible rabbet seam was dadoed to include an Zebra Wood inlay of sorts. The top of the lid was CO2 laser etched and the bottom contians an inlaid mirror. The box and tray bottoms were lined with leather and the box is lockable. I added black to the tray sides for coem contrast. More Projects to come :) Hope everyone enjoys.

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#1 posted 09-21-2007 07:33 AM

Crista is one lucky lady. I’m sure she loves this as much as me, because I just love small wooden boxes. BMP, I’ve yet to make a box with a lock. I’ve often intended to do so, but haven’t yet got around to it.

Nice work, and welcome to LJ’s.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 09-21-2007 11:01 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. You appear to be a very talented young woodworker, with a long and bright future ahead of you. Your box is beautiful and should have made Crista very happy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 09-21-2007 11:22 AM

Welcome… Gorgeous box!!
(ditto what Cajunpen said) – talented!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 09-21-2007 01:35 PM

Welcome to LJ. That is one very nice box. It looks like Crista made out real well. It always pays to be good to your lady. We look forward to more.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 09-21-2007 01:36 PM

Nice work Big. Welcome to LJ. I’m new here myself and so far my experience has been great. This site is chock full of super talented people.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 09-21-2007 02:17 PM

Sweet box! I like all of it, but the inlayed name really bowls me over. How’d you do that? Inlay set, chisel and nerves of steel? Details would be appreciated.
Oh, BTW, welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 09-21-2007 02:27 PM

nice work ! hope you got lots of points for this one !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 09-21-2007 03:12 PM

I really like the corner treatment on the lid. Very nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 09-21-2007 03:26 PM

Great job. Like Tom above, I found the lid very interesting and attractive.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 09-21-2007 09:30 PM

Douglas, Thanks for the kind comments; however, as much as I wold liek to claim that the top is inlaid, it was rather etched by a CO2 laser. The laser prosess was repeated several times to darken and deepen the letters. I have since learned a new technique in which I use gold paint to fill the letters, plain a few hundredths off to get crisp letters again, and then fill the letters using clear epoxy. Thanks everyone!

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#11 posted 09-22-2007 03:18 PM

Nice work! I like the contrasting woods,and that Cherry is really going to POP as it ages. Well done.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 03-18-2011 06:02 PM

saweeeeeeeeet looken box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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