Jewelry Box #2

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Project by houseofwiens posted 06-26-2010 05:09 AM 5002 views 31 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 2nd jewelry box – commissioned by my brother for his wife’s birthday.

Body: Cherry
Drawer fronts: Mahogany
Knobs & Escutcheon: Ebony

Solid brass hinges and lock.

This is a custom piece I modeled after a picture of a dresser. There is a slight curve to the front of the box, though it’s hard to see it in the pics.

I finished with coats of Platina, Garnet (only on drawer fronts) and waxy Amber Shellac buffed to a satin finish.

-- Aaron Wiens, Mohawk Dog Studio

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 05:26 AM

like the design, especially the contrasting woods. Did you mortise and tenon the rails to the posts? thanks for the info.

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 05:30 AM

Super classy design and build. Great photos as well.

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

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 05:31 AM

Nice jewelry box will she have a bunch of nice jewelry to put in it?..........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 05:54 AM

Thats a wonderful box . Great wood combination and good build.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-26-2010 06:16 AM

Very nicely done. You did a good job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 06-26-2010 07:14 AM

As Tom said, “Very nicely done.” The fit and finish look excellent.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#7 posted 06-26-2010 07:59 AM

Superb design, build and finish!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 06-26-2010 09:33 AM

Aaron, this is a fine piece of workmanship. Your sister in law is going to love it.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 09:58 AM

beautiful !

very well done .

if she doesn’t have to much jewelry ,
she can use it for the dolls dresser (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 12:36 PM

looks great…well done…my wife would love to have one of theses

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#11 posted 06-26-2010 01:33 PM

Very nice work Aaron, great looking design and agree with Charlie M. on his comment” great photo’s”.

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

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#12 posted 06-26-2010 03:10 PM

Outstanding piece! I really like the whole look and design of this. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 06-26-2010 03:33 PM

Beautiful design and excellent craftsmanship!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#14 posted 06-26-2010 03:38 PM

Very nice! Simple design but very elegant look.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#15 posted 06-26-2010 03:48 PM

There is something about handmade gifts that make them more special.

-- Ken, Florida,

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