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Project by jeffswildwood posted 07-17-2017 09:05 PM 723 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two jewelry boxes I made for the upcoming craft fair. Both boxes are made of gummy cherry. The first box has a walnut lid with walnut legs. The second has a cherry lid with walnut accents. The legs are made from maple. Both are coated with danish oil and waxed. I really love that ripple in that cherry! Thanks for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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Jerry

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 10:20 PM

You really have a great sense of style, you know that?! These are great looking boxes!

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 10:47 PM

Nice lines. I really like the way the lift supports go into the legs. Well done.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 10:57 PM

Thanks for the compliments and comments guy’s. Jerry, your compliment really made my day!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 11:16 PM

These are great looking jewelry boxes Jeff. They may be simple but they sure do look good! And that ripple in that cherry looks very nice too!

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

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 11:51 PM

I really like your attention to detail Jeff, especially the mitered corners.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 07-18-2017 12:03 AM

Thanks Tony and Lee. I am having a blast with some old barn wood. Which is where the wood came from. I bought a planer early this year and love it.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 12:15 AM

Love the color combo Jeff. I agree with Lee, the corners are a cool design. Nice work.

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

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jeffswildwood

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#8 posted 07-18-2017 12:46 AM

Thanks Dave. The corners are rather simple but do add a nice touch. I came about that design a few years ago by accident and have used it off and on since then.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 07-18-2017 12:50 AM

Very nice and very nice AGAIN.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#10 posted 07-18-2017 02:47 AM

Great boxes, sure look nice.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 07-18-2017 03:57 AM

Jeff, these have a great look. I like the design and the trays you put inside. There is an elegance in the simplicity of the design. Have you considered adding a finger lift?

I use strap clamps when I glue up my boxes and with this design there is a tendency for the corners to misalign as you tighten the clamps. How do you keep the corners of your box lined up on the inside? They look great.

This is a variation on the design you used, but I used splines to keep things aligned when I clamped them for gluing.

Your boxes should sell well and will stand out as unique at the craft show. Good luck. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 07-18-2017 06:20 AM

Indeed those grains look fantastic. Interesting corner design. I bet those red and blue colours will make them sell better.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 07-18-2017 10:51 AM

Wow Jeff, those are beautiful! As much as I really dig your PO box banks, I think these will probably be your show-stealers next weekend. That is some lovely grain in that Cherry and it contrasts excellently with the Walnut. Great work on both design and execution here buddy. Don’t let those go cheap!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 07-18-2017 12:03 PM

Wow, I never counted on this response! Maybe I should have made some more of these. Al, clamping was a challenge, but mostly on the top area. I used a dado for the bottom of the box all the way around, including the legs. This holds everything “locked in”. I tried a corner and band clamp but the top area wanted to move on the slippery glue. I finally went with old tried and true, big rubber bands.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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splintergroup

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#15 posted 07-18-2017 06:46 PM

Now there is a nice trick for dressing up corners!

Clean and simple, perfect for a crafts fair.

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