Oak and Walnut Jewellery Box

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Project by nakmuay posted 02-16-2017 01:34 PM 1070 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been lurking around LJ for a couple of years now but I never got round to uploading anything. The snow has had me trapped in the house for most of the week so I thought I’d put it to good use and finally add some thing to the community!This is a jewellery box I made for her indoors for Xmas.
Everything is unplugged apart from separating the top from the body of the box. I get carried away with making things overly strong so I had the idea of making alternating dovetails. Pins one side of the board, tails the other. When assembling I gently pushed in all the corners at the same time to make a mechanical lock. It’s very strong, but it looks odd. It feels like you should keep spinning it to find the front! I’d already started on a miterd tray with splines so I added some legs to cover them up
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 01:48 PM

Realy good job on corner joinery and inner compartments are very well planned. Very beautiful box. May I give you just a little criticism – put some wooden hinges next time – it would look much better.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 03:14 PM

Good looking box, I especially like the legs and the top is deceiving until a second look

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 03:30 PM

Great looking box, are the legs 1 peice or 2 peice?

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 03:41 PM

great looking box

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#5 posted 02-16-2017 03:55 PM

Thanks guys. Good point about the hinges. I looked making wood ones, but I was running out of time before Xmas. I’ll definitely look at it next time.

The legs are two piece mitred and splined. I then glued a block to fill the space between the bottom of the box and the bottom of the legs

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#6 posted 02-16-2017 03:56 PM

Thanks for the info, once again great box

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#7 posted 02-16-2017 05:21 PM

Great looking box, lots of detail.

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

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#8 posted 02-16-2017 05:38 PM

This box has a wonderful design and you have done a beautiful job in the making of it. It’s an outstanding piece.

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 02-17-2017 12:12 AM

I love the contrast. This is a lovely piece.

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#10 posted 02-17-2017 03:12 AM

Two things you can’t hide, money and TALENT nicely done.

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