LumberJocks

Wood Whisperer's Scrapwood Jewelry Box With a Twist

  • Advertise with us
Project by Nic posted 12-14-2016 04:46 PM 3361 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this a project that’s been a long time coming, something I wanted to make since I first saw Marc’s video however long ago it came out. I’ve been on a carving kick lately and I used some techniques I’ve seen here from our own members, Andy and Boxguy.
Check them out, if you haven’t already. Superb work.
http://lumberjocks.com/Boxguy
http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire
The video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LREBFMFyu4w
I borrowed Boxguy’s lift cutout look which I’ve always loved, and attempted to reproduce Andy’s wave carving. Thank you for sharing guys, it really is great to have this inspiration.
Anyways, down to the project. I ordered bocote from Bell Forest, and used some of the lacewood I have on hand, but I wanted to highlight the excellent lattice look of the edge grain on the lacewood so all of that is oriented as such. Lamination went well, I was a bit worried about the oiliness of the bocote but It didn’t seem to affect anything. The shaping of everything was done with files and planes, the bocote carved beautifully happily enough. Not super satisfied withe the carving, there are some visible scratches that I couldn’t see before finish. Quite a fun project, sanded to 600 and finished with an oil/poly mix, buffed out with paste wax. Comments and criticisms welcome!

-- Third time's the charm, right?





11 comments so far

View Redoak49's profile (online now)

Redoak49

2639 posts in 1712 days


#1 posted 12-14-2016 05:53 PM

Very nice…interesting wood

View papadan's profile

papadan

3185 posts in 3092 days


#2 posted 12-14-2016 05:54 PM

I really like your box, but wouldn’t consider it to be a jewelry box unless it is for a watch.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

View Ted78's profile

Ted78

310 posts in 1723 days


#3 posted 12-14-2016 05:59 PM

Love the carving on it, very cool.

-- Ted

View Nic's profile

Nic

65 posts in 870 days


#4 posted 12-14-2016 06:02 PM

I agree padapan, it is a weird shape for a jewelry box, but I guess you’d have to take the naming up with Mr. Spagnuolo himself, it’s based off of his design.

-- Third time's the charm, right?

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile

WistysWoodWorkingWonders

12715 posts in 2880 days


#5 posted 12-14-2016 11:54 PM

Nice work – I especially like the wood grain on this piece!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

5545 posts in 2870 days


#6 posted 12-14-2016 11:54 PM

Well that’s a pretty cool looking box! I can see Andy’s and Boxguy’s influences in this box—and that wood grain is really something!

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

View bushmaster's profile

bushmaster

2197 posts in 2006 days


#7 posted 12-15-2016 02:56 AM

very interesting. definitely out of the ordinary. Looks good.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View Boxguy's profile

Boxguy

2367 posts in 1991 days


#8 posted 12-15-2016 06:21 AM

Nic, thanks for the shout out. Your box shows off the amazing grain very well. You have combined lots of ideas to achieve a beautiful box. It is a bold look.

For finger lifts in particular readers might want to look here

Or for more ideas for finger lifts, look here.

Nic, I especially like the fearlessness of your project. It shows that you are not afraid to try out new things or experiment with new techniques. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

10596 posts in 2591 days


#9 posted 12-15-2016 12:10 PM

Those vawes look fantastic – like it’s water. Great looking wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View david38's profile

david38

3518 posts in 2067 days


#10 posted 12-15-2016 03:10 PM

nice looking wood

View ronstar's profile

ronstar

394 posts in 3434 days


#11 posted 12-20-2016 02:40 AM

Incredible box!

and a very nice looking piece of wood.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com