Piano jewelry box

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Project by Roger posted 02-06-2017 10:27 AM 1338 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box made out of Redwood with a sliding top made with figured Maple with red dye, it has a pin in the rear corner and a disc magnet at the front that holds it closed. I used black lacquer on the box with gold leaf behind the keys which are made of Holly and Ebony. I still have to line the inside of the box with velvet or something like that. I used a bandsaw to make the box and cut the profile of the top, the used files and carving tools to shape the top. The keys were made by taking a piece of Holly and gluing a thin piece of Ebony on top then I used a Dremel tool to remove the Ebony not needed and adding white paint between some of the black keys and woodburning the lines on the Holly. The feet are standard bought ones from Rockler and the Gold leaf is called Varigated Black Gold Leaf. I started this project over 10 years ago (along with the recently posted wave) before my break in woodworking to learn photography. Another partially completed project off the list!

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#1 posted 02-06-2017 10:32 AM

That is beautiful. Great job!

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#2 posted 02-06-2017 12:05 PM

that is a beauty..very realistic!!!!!!

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#3 posted 02-06-2017 12:36 PM


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#4 posted 02-06-2017 01:05 PM

Long time in the making but you made a beautiful treasure in the end! So nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-06-2017 02:52 PM

It was worth the wait, beautiful work Roger!

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#7 posted 02-06-2017 02:57 PM

Beautiful little box.

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#8 posted 02-06-2017 03:16 PM

Beautiful piece.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 02-06-2017 05:12 PM

very nice! what kind of dye did you use?

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#10 posted 02-06-2017 05:14 PM

Very nice & a great idea! It looks great!

And … the photography is excellent as well.

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#11 posted 02-06-2017 05:23 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful piece and so 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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#12 posted 02-06-2017 07:06 PM

very nice! what kind of dye did you use?

- Acts65Woodworks

TransFast water soluble powder dye.

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#13 posted 02-06-2017 07:07 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone.

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#14 posted 02-06-2017 11:42 PM

I gotta say this is the greatest jewelry box I’ve seen here! I love everything about it—the maple top, the black lacquer body, and the gold leaf—amazing combo!

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

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#15 posted 02-07-2017 01:01 AM

Wow…amazing job.

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