Daughter's first jewlery box

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My daughter’s school was having a convention and woodworking was one of the catagories that my daughter entered. This is the finished project that she took. She seen the jewelry box in the Dec.09 issue of WOOD and we redesigned it to fit our taste. I didn’t have any thick lumber to make the drawer front out of so I bought a chunk of firewood from a yard sale and I don’t know what it is. The drawer fronts and the styles and rails are from the same chunk of firewood does anyone know what it might be? It should be a native wood to the Indiana area and it is a fairly soft hardwood. The top and bottom are made of walnut and the panels are curly maple.

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#1 posted 1622 days ago

wow…lovely curves..and beautifull grain

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#2 posted 1621 days ago

Beautiful jewelry box

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#3 posted 1621 days ago

hi great looking jewelry box great craftsmanship love the wood

what is with the dates the dont match up

not trying to offend any one just wondering

branch ok

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#4 posted 1621 days ago

I’d venture that the front is either Mulberry or KY. Coffee tree. POssibly Ash, or Catalpa. Hard to tell from a monitor they all can resemble each other. Weight, density, smell and porosity are better clues for me.

I’m just down here in KY and have worked with all of them…hmmm…Sassafrass also fits the look.

Excellent work.

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#5 posted 1621 days ago

Wonderful front grain!


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#6 posted 1621 days ago

Really very very beautiful jewelry box, wood & finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 1621 days ago

This is one awesome box no matter what the wood is.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 1621 days ago

Nice jewelry box. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1621 days ago

Awesome jewelry box with killer grain flowing through a graceful curved front. The F&P sides were a neat touch.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 1621 days ago

although we can work with wood techniqual devices we fall short in that is a job for the techy jocks. Batteries in the camera were changed and the date is not changed yet!

-- God loves you too :-D

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#11 posted 1621 days ago

It is not ash or sassafrass but it worked alot like sassafrass. When I bought the log it was red like cherry, when I milled it turned white like maple, when I finished it turned darker brown with a light red cast. Does this help any on identification?

-- God loves you too :-D

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#12 posted 1621 days ago

Beautiful grain. If you hadn’t mentioned that it was a soft hardwood the open grain would almost indicate an elm White elm is hard but I am not sure the stability of Rock elm I have worked with sassafrass and the grain does look similar however it has a distinct odour to it. Any way its a beautiful piece with a great story.

-- AllWood

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#13 posted 1621 days ago

now that’s one elegant box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#14 posted 1621 days ago

very nice looking box… love the flow of the wood grain…. well done…

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#15 posted 1621 days ago

Sweet box…love the curves!

My vote is Red Elm.

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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