LumberJocks

Jatoba ( AKA Brazilian Cherry ) jewelry box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Madmark2 posted 03-08-2017 06:46 PM 1431 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commission piece done by my shop partner Jim ( AKA RamMan ) all in jatoba. The drawers are 1/8” stock into 1/16” rabbets and dados. The main box is 1/4” stock. There are over 75 (we lost count) wooden pieces. There is no metal in the structure except a pair of pin hinges and the magnet catch and washer.

It took about 100 hrs to build, fit and finish.

If you’ve not worked with jatoba ( AKA Brazilian Cherry ) it is a very dense, hard and stable hard ‘hardwood’. You cannot nail it, it takes machine screws after being drilled & tapped first (I have broken taps trying to thread it!)

Finish is two coats of poly and finished with paste wax and buffed to a low luster.

M





8 comments so far

View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Craftsman on the lake

2675 posts in 3133 days


#1 posted 03-08-2017 06:57 PM

Very, very nice. I worked with some jatoba in a bed head. went a long ways in dulling my jointer blades.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

6282 posts in 1739 days


#2 posted 03-08-2017 07:02 PM

Beautiful job and great finish. That lumber is tough on blades but well worth the finished product.

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

View Willy Cordero's profile

Willy Cordero

82 posts in 764 days


#3 posted 03-08-2017 08:13 PM

Great job, thanks for sharing. I have work a lot with JATOBÁ and i agree that is difficult work with , but also it is unique on the finish that you can accomplish.

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

View Ron Aylor's profile

Ron Aylor

1345 posts in 343 days


#4 posted 03-08-2017 10:28 PM

Great job! Jatoba is awesome … I used it on a prie dieu I built last year. I’ll bet that even with the thin pieces your jewelry box weights a ton! Again, good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

View MontanaBob's profile

MontanaBob

727 posts in 2380 days


#5 posted 03-09-2017 11:59 AM

Outstanding…

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

View david38's profile

david38

3518 posts in 2039 days


#6 posted 03-09-2017 03:34 PM

iooks great

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

26846 posts in 2562 days


#7 posted 03-10-2017 09:07 PM

This is very nice and I love the wood and design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View gargey's profile

gargey

728 posts in 471 days


#8 posted 03-10-2017 09:52 PM

I think its a little weird how half the grain runs left-right and the other half runs up-down.

100 hours? Yikes that’s a lot.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com