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Project by david38 posted 12-15-2016 05:22 PM 1096 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

for daughter in-law, grand daughters, great grand daughters,made from all different woods

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 05:32 PM

Beautiful !

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 05:46 PM

Gorgeous , wonderful work~

-- Pete in NC

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 07:44 PM

Super nice looking boxes!

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 07:47 PM

Those lids are mesmerizing, nice work (and mass production attitude!)

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 07:52 PM

All beautiful! The ladies should be thrilled, hope you signed them.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 08:43 PM

Looks great,i like all those combinations of wood!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#7 posted 12-15-2016 09:21 PM

Very nice wook, great gifts.

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

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#8 posted 12-15-2016 10:16 PM

These are great jewelry boxes and will all make great gifts.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 12-15-2016 11:01 PM

Great use of some beautiful wood.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 12-16-2016 01:37 AM

Dave, nice work here. It is unusual to see end grain in a top. I like the look. Would you tell us about the process you used to make these tops? Is the inset top joined with a spline cut into both the top and the side? Are you worried about the wood holding together? I don’t like hardware on a box if it can be avoided, but if you must use a metal catch this is a great choice. I like the sliding trays and the varied corner splines; those are nice touches.

Looks like you have been busy. To turn out 8 boxes is no mean feat. Mass production or not, it takes time to fit and install 128 splines. There are also lots of hinges to miter in and lots of trays to make and lots of tops to attach. Way to stick to the task. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 12-16-2016 04:26 AM

These are beautiful boxes Dave. They look a lot like the one I’m building for my sister-in-law. Mine has a raised panel. I agree, the tops are outstanding. Well done, many times over.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 12-16-2016 10:33 AM

G’Day David,
One can only admire those beautiful jewellery boxes…
The grain and figure of the timber with the mixture and selection is just superb!!
They will be treasured for years to come, such a lovely gift made with much love and care by a skilled craftsman..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 12-16-2016 11:54 AM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#14 posted 12-16-2016 01:00 PM

Great job! These are truly amazing!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 12-16-2016 03:51 PM

thanks everyone for all the comments, box guy i just cut a grove and glued them on i hope they don’t move much . Most of the tops are just crotch wood from walnut.

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