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Project by Dean10 posted 1527 days ago 1435 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1527 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodbear

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#2 posted 1527 days ago

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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Dean10

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#3 posted 1527 days ago

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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bigike

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#4 posted 1527 days ago

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1527 days ago

niice little box

Dennis

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donjoe

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#6 posted 1526 days ago

Well done. Very nice box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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norwood

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#7 posted 1526 days ago

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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stefang

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#8 posted 1526 days ago

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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webwood

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#9 posted 1526 days ago

very cool design

-- -erik & christy-

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Triumph1

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#10 posted 1525 days ago

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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Brett StClair

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#11 posted 1524 days ago

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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Karson

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#12 posted 1514 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Napaman

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#13 posted 1506 days ago

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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OregonBurls

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#14 posted 1466 days ago

Good Job! and beautiful wood!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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Roger

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#15 posted 1250 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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