Christmas jewelary box

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Project by Dean10 posted 02-14-2010 01:08 AM 1596 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a christmas gift I made for my ex this past winter. I promised her i’d make her a jewelary box when we were going out, and two years later I finally got to it.. The main problems I had with this box was being in to much of a rush (If you note the back of the project, i had originally wanted the hidges on the outside, to just get it done, my instructure disowned me lol), and getting the box to be perfectly flat when opened up (The best I could manage was getting the middle flat, the top is a bit angled, but if you apply a little pressure it goes flat too.). I also made my first jig for the miter keys on the sides, i still have it, I like that style of joint. All said, its much more pretty closed then open to me, next time ill do a better job. The wood is tiger maple and bloodwood.

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 01:18 AM

Now that’s a box, very well built and a fantastic design, plus beautiful wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 01:33 AM

That is a beautiful box to be sure. I have one question though. When filled with jewelry, is it going to topple over backwards when opened or is it weighted somehow in the bottom? Gorgeous wood.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 01:43 AM

If you look at the picture of the back of the project, that peice bloodwood screwed onto the back is to hold it up when its fully expanded.

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 01:44 AM

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 02:14 AM

niice little box


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#6 posted 02-14-2010 05:14 AM

Well done. Very nice box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 02-14-2010 07:09 AM

thats wonderful I love the wood choice it works well with the red lining

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#8 posted 02-14-2010 02:31 PM

Nice looking and it look’s like it would hold a lot of jewelry. That’s why I made a small one for my wife LOL.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-14-2010 07:55 PM

very cool design

-- -erik & christy-

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#10 posted 02-15-2010 11:07 PM

Very nice design…and good idea with the “prop” on the back. Keep em coming!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#11 posted 02-16-2010 08:41 AM

Nice design. I love the curly figure! Nice selection of contrasting wood.
I need to make a jewelry box for my wife. Yours gives me inspiration for features I want to incorporate into mine (or my wife’s rather).
Good work!

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 06:27 AM

Great looking box. Nice construction.

Beautiful wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 03-07-2010 02:52 AM

wow…that wood is so nice…I am amazed at such a complicated attempt…you must have learned a lot! I started as box for my wife…(much simpler too) and its still in my shop unfinished…

maybe a clasp in the front to hold it down???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 04-15-2010 05:20 PM

Good Job! and beautiful wood!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#15 posted 11-17-2010 02:51 PM

Very awesome! That tiger Maple really pops. Really like the way it opens up. Does it stay flat on the table or is it tipsy when it is fully opened?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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