Jewelry/Keepsake box

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Project by FLBert posted 10-25-2016 08:56 PM 1310 views 9 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ran across a vid of Spagnoula using some scrap wood to make a jewelry box. I had a family reunion coming up where every year we have a small auction to raise funds for the next year. I thought this would make a perfect little project for that and help clean out some scrap would at the same time. It also gave me a chance to use a hand plane to create the curve. I’ve just started using the plane and wanted to do a project that would give me some experience with it. Worked great and gave me the confidence to continue further down that rabbit hole.
The box is made of 1 piece of 8/4 Walnut and the sides are some curly/tiger maple. I sanded to 220 (180 for the sides), dyed the maple to accentuate the grain with some medium brown, and gave it a spray lacquer finish. I intended on rubbing it out more but thought the finish looked pretty good as it was on this project. Maybe next time.

Thanks for looking.


-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 12:17 PM

Great looking design, nice wood contrasts. Great use of scraps.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 01:30 PM

beautifully done, that curly maple really pops

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#3 posted 10-26-2016 05:47 PM

This is a fine looking box and it has a classy design and is beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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