Maple & Cherry Jewelry Box

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Project by JayCee123 posted 04-08-2017 03:00 PM 851 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quilted Maple and cherry jewelry box, about 13”w x 9”d x 6”h, with a lid top and pull out drawer. The lid is frame and panel construction, with the panel comprised of olive burl glued to 3/8” plywood, and trimmed with cherry quarter round moulding. The rear legs are the attachment for the lid pivots. Under the lid are two lift out divided trays with ring rolls in the center section. The lift-outs cover additional compartments. The drawer is one open space and slides on cherry runners. All section bottoms were lined with velvet cloth over foam and cardboard.

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#1 posted 04-08-2017 05:33 PM


-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 04-08-2017 10:52 PM

Jay, this is a great box. I especially like the thoughtful organization of the inside. In practical terms this is a great use of space. I may like the darker of the two better, but you have put lots of tricks into this box, such as: legs, inset panels, sturdy pivot for top, ring storage, easy access, beautiful woods, great finish, and great proportions and size. This is masterfully made and designed.

Other than aesthetics, is there a mechanical reason for the smaller block on the inside of the legs?

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 04-08-2017 11:51 PM

Boxguy – I especially appreciate your positive feedback. You do some very wonderful work yourself. since your a fan of the darker wood combo, I’ll post pictures of that box too :). It was same design and measurements just different wood combo. Again, thank you for the comments.

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#5 posted 04-09-2017 01:11 AM

Great look and interior as well .I see diversity in your designs.I’m already curious about the next one.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#6 posted 04-09-2017 01:37 AM

Great looking box. Excellent on details.

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

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#7 posted 04-09-2017 03:09 AM

I love the two tone and the drawing behind it…. by hand! The Zen of “No CADD” :)

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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#8 posted 04-09-2017 03:32 AM

Beautiful boxes! Nice design!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 04-09-2017 12:18 PM


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

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#10 posted 04-09-2017 01:49 PM

You look pretty closely at the pics don’t you :)
What appears to be a block is rabbet cut along the perimeter of the leg where it contacts the box side. Your right, primarily aesthetics but also acts as a rub block when the lid closes so it doesn’t mar the top of the legs and keeps the lid aligned with the body. Theres a slight taper to that portion of the “block” to capture the lid as it closes should it need help.

LOL …. Yep, ya caught me. I just feel more comfortable with pencil n paper in the shop. Thank you for your comments.

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#11 posted 04-09-2017 02:43 PM

Awesome workmanship JayCee!

The profiling on the lid is very clean and crisp, difficult to do with figured wood like that.
I like your trick of wedging in the lid when closed and avoiding the inevitable scuff marks by relieving the legs a tad.

I picked up the box book you mentioned in your previous project, for some reason that design calls to me to make one, you went much further with the smaller design refinements.

You are very productive!, do you build one a day or do you have a stockpile of finished product 8^)

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#12 posted 04-09-2017 02:45 PM

Jay, I’m tellin ya

quit it ! you’re making the rest of us look like amateurs, OK just me but still – - – doggone that is beautiful

-- 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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#14 posted 04-09-2017 11:32 PM

Thanks all …. again your very kind.

I only wish !!! Their previously finished projects.
Oh, I’m happy for ya. Its a great little book full of so many boxes and so many wonderful ideas … enjoy bud!

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#15 posted 05-27-2017 11:00 AM

This is such a beautiful box is an eye catcher and is full of notable details and nice craftsmanship.

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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