Claro Walnut, Art Deco, Jewelry Box

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Project by lorilorena posted 03-28-2017 01:51 AM 1194 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I just finished this box. I didn’t do any woodworking over the fall and winter so it was fun to get back into it. This box is for my cousin who likes Mickey Mouse. I had a much easier time shaping this box than I did with my first one. I used 30 grit planing sandpaper on my benchtop sander and it went much faster. I love Claro Walnut. The Mickey Mouse is Quilted Maple and Ebony.

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.

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#1 posted 03-28-2017 02:10 AM

Great looking box, really nice design

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 04:33 AM

very unique, and nice …

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 06:49 AM

Lori, I like the shape, and the Mickey inside was fun to see. The screw heads seem a bit intrusive. Is there some reason you did not plug those holes? The walnut and the finish on your project are beautiful. Nice work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 06:58 AM

There are not actually screw, just brass rods. The picture makes it hard to tell. I kind of like the contrast is why I didn’t plug them. I may try a different kind of rod in the future, or I may plug the holes. Only my second box so I am learning as I go.

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.

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#6 posted 03-28-2017 11:47 AM

Really great box! I’m a big fan of claro as well. The Mickey looks absolutely seamless. Great job all around.

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.

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#8 posted 03-28-2017 01:55 PM

very unique lid design, a beautiful box, you did a Great job!

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#11 posted 03-28-2017 05:13 PM

What a beautiful piece of work with a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 03-28-2017 07:34 PM

Beautiful box, I love the shape, and the Mickey Mouse is a wonderful surprise when you open the lid. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#13 posted 03-28-2017 08:46 PM

Congrats on your top 3! Really like the box lid. A surprise on the inside is nice to do.

-- Petey

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#14 posted 03-28-2017 09:26 PM

That’s a great little box.

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#15 posted 03-29-2017 11:50 AM

Very nice work, great looking box.

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