Jewelry Box Pine/Cedar

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Project by jscwoodworks posted 12-17-2016 05:40 PM 1118 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many of you I am married, but also, like many of you, I am still a Mama’s boy at heart. This year for Christmas, like many of you, I decided to make gifts. One of the gifts I wanted to make was a jewelry box for my mom.

A while back I googled “unique box joints” and saw a picture of a box where the sides were laminated in contrasting woods making a cool pattern when cut with box joints. I have wanted to use that technique ever since and decided it would be perfect for a jewelery box. I originally wanted to use maple and walnut but decided to use a cheaper wood in case I stumbled across some unforeseen issue with the box joints or didn’t like the look of the joint after finishing.

The Pine is box store 2×10’s that I resawed and planed to ¼”. I got the cedar from a pack of closet lining boards that were milled on one face and rough on another, just slightly thicker than ¼”.

All in all I am pretty pleased with this and will definitely make another in the future. This was a fun way to experiment with a new technique and will hopefully make a nice gift for my mom.

Approx 11”x7”x3”

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#1 posted 12-17-2016 05:58 PM

Really nice, love the corners, nice work moma’s boy☺️ I know she would love it

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 07:44 PM

Well done, your mommy will be very happy with your gift.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 11:21 AM

Great job! I like the interior work. Very neat and well thought out.

-- dave,missouri,

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 12:39 PM

Douglass Fir? I made some cabinets w that bought at HD. Really like the box. How did you do the box joint w the dark wood on the end?

-- Petey

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#5 posted 12-18-2016 03:24 PM

nice job

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 04:50 PM

This box is very beautiful and nicely done.

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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#7 posted 12-19-2016 12:12 AM

Very good you took a plain Jane wood and made a princess box out of it congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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