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Jatoba Jewelry Box with Inlaid Top and Invisio-Hinge

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Project by Jerry posted 03-29-2017 08:37 PM 3519 views 1 time favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a huge Jatoba board last year, 5 quarters by 8 feet for the purpose of making humidors. This is not a humidor, but it is the first box I’ve made with this magnificent wood. It’s only 1/4” thick but it weighs close to 6 lbs. I decided this one deserved the invisible hinge treatment and some inlay to do honor to the wood.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/





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#1 posted 03-29-2017 09:15 PM

Really really nice.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 09:17 PM



Really really nice.

- Woodchuck2010

Thanks!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 09:49 PM

Wow, I like it.

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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#4 posted 03-29-2017 10:00 PM



Wow, I like it.

- Rrrandy

Thanks a bunch!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 03-29-2017 10:11 PM

nicely designed, made and finished too.

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 03-29-2017 10:27 PM

That is pure beauty Jerry. Really like it

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#7 posted 03-29-2017 10:45 PM



nicely designed, made and finished too.

- ralbuck

Thank you kindly!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 03-29-2017 10:46 PM



That is pure beauty Jerry. Really like it

- Roger

Thanks Roger, wish the pictures picked up the color better, it’s really a bright orange / red instead of the brown the way it looks here…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 03-29-2017 11:01 PM

Love the hinge Jerry. Well done on the inlay.
Regards

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#10 posted 03-29-2017 11:17 PM



Love the hinge Jerry. Well done on the inlay.
Regards

- ruddy


Thanks Ian!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 03-30-2017 12:14 AM

Way to go Jerry. Details are great.
Just keep boxing yourself in, we’ll be watching. ;)

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#12 posted 03-30-2017 12:20 AM

Very nice work, you definitely did justice to the wood!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#13 posted 03-30-2017 12:20 AM



Way to go Jerry. Details are great.
Just keep boxing yourself in, we ll be watching. ;)

- Luddite


:-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 03-30-2017 12:27 AM



Very nice work, you definitely did justice to the wood!

- tinnman65


Thanks Paul!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 03-30-2017 01:11 AM

Jerry, the wood is marvelous. I am looking forward to seeing it in other boxes. I am not sure how the hinge works, but I like the look. I am not a fan of box joints for decorative boxes, though they work fine for strictly utilitarian builds. That said, you did a very nice job of fitting your corners. They are tight and well spaced. The lift out design is an interesting concept, but it might be easy to spill stuff you have put on the first level. Your finish does a great job of bringing out the beauty of the wood. That is an interesting inlay design and adds a fine element of interest to your work.

You might consider carving a lift in the front. It makes it much easier to open the box and adds a non-intrusive feature to the design. It is more difficult to do with thinner wood. However, adding a short, second layer of wood on the inside at just the lift area would solve the problems. This is a masterful job of craftsmanship. Congrats on your well earned “Top Three” award. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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