Jewelry Box

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Project by Blake posted 10-19-2007 04:31 AM 3816 views 16 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece for my Boss’ wife. I traded for tools at the used tool store I work at. The tray lifts out or slides back and forth. The two rows with slots are for hanging earrings. It is Fiddleback Maple and Cherry with box joints made with my new (first try) Incra router table fence. It is lined with soft suede.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 10-19-2007 04:43 AM

Nice work Blake! Can’t go wrong with that maple/cherry combo – just love it!

What tools did you add to your shop?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#2 posted 10-19-2007 05:32 AM

Nice. I like the look of the suede (and the box overall).

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 10-19-2007 12:54 PM

nice trade, too, I think!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-19-2007 12:59 PM

Very cool, it appears your box joint jig does something mine doesn’t, or at least something i don’t know how to do. The spacing…I like it.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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#5 posted 10-19-2007 02:37 PM

Great job. Top knotch.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 10-19-2007 05:55 PM

The box joint was made with my new Incra router table fence. I plan to start a blog on the Incra system because since I have discovered it I am in love. It is the best addition to my shop since walls and a ceiling. I used to be such a snob about the Incra stuff. I would see it at woodworking shows and turn my nose up. It seemed unnecessarily fancy. But I have been converted, I am sorry to say.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 10-19-2007 06:52 PM

Love the box. Really a bunch! I am solidly in the Incra fence camp. Once you figure out how to index to the bit edge and center there is nothing like the precision and versatility it provide. I want to welcome you here. I can tell you will be showing some gorgeous work here.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 10-19-2007 07:49 PM

Beautifully done Blake. I do like the earring arrangement.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#9 posted 10-20-2007 03:41 AM

This beaut was posted almost 24 hours ago and no comment from Don? Has anybody checked to see if he’s ok? Really terrific piece Blake. Just beautiful.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 10-20-2007 06:35 AM

Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 12-28-2007 01:18 AM

yes, beautiful job. i bet that cherry on top will age to a gorgeous color.

-- Greg, CT

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#12 posted 12-28-2007 06:25 PM

I’m sorry I missed this one the first time by. This is quite an elegant looking box, Blake. Nice job.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 12-28-2007 07:28 PM

Nice little box.
Boxes are one thing on my to-do list.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#14 posted 12-30-2007 08:18 PM

This was the first project I posted but it is actually my most recent “full-sized” (for me) project. I have been posting other older projects and jigs. I have more of this wood and now that my new router table is completed I plan to make another one of these.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 12-30-2007 08:34 PM

Missed it before Blake. A great job. I’ve got an Incra but I use it mostly for a fence on my router and table saw.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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