Jewelry box

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Project by Mark Blomster posted 1519 days ago 7400 views 88 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a curly maple and walnut jewelry box I recently finished. I was inspired to make the woven veneer top panel after reading Tim Pastore’s recent article in Fine Woodworking. The weaving was very easy and fun to do. I made 3 levels of storage, with the top two being a little different. The ring slots are bookmatched dado cuts and forstner holes for bigger rings, earrings, etc. Middle tray uses holes again, with open space for bracelets, necklaces, etc. Simple dividers for the bottom.

Mark Blomster
Minneapolis, MN.

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#1 posted 1519 days ago


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#2 posted 1519 days ago

That’s fantastic!

I’d love to know how you made that weave pattern on the top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1519 days ago

I really love the look of the woven veneer! That is really unique. Also, I adore the interior – very clever.

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#4 posted 1519 days ago

Love the weaving A-1 great box

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#5 posted 1519 days ago

Wonderfull job.

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

Excellent jewelry box. Nice job on the partitions and interior…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#7 posted 1519 days ago

Wow. that is really clever! The 3 layers are very smart. and your signature use of the coin is well….i’m very jealous I didn’t think of it 1st!! Can I steal ALL of these ideas ;)

-- Chris

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#8 posted 1519 days ago

Very nice design. I like your tray ideas. Great job.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#9 posted 1519 days ago

Sweet. I gotta look up that weaving technique!

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#10 posted 1519 days ago

Beautiful work. Another inspiring box. More food for thought for future projects.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#11 posted 1519 days ago

Very nice box indeed.

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#12 posted 1519 days ago

Nice work all around on this build, just had to take a quick peek at the FWW article as well. Lots of interesting idea by Mr. Pastore thanks for posting and sharing…BC

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#13 posted 1519 days ago

wow! the maple looks fantastic, the woven top looks amazing!
it’s beautiful.

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#14 posted 1519 days ago

Awesome job, i love the trays in it.

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#15 posted 1519 days ago

A fine box the top is great.

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