First Box

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Project by doninvegas posted 07-05-2010 01:08 AM 2188 views 4 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok LJ’s. This is my first project post and my first jewelry box so be kind.
I got Doug Stowe’s basic box making DVD and I thought I’d go for it. A lot of new techniques I haven’t tried before so it took me a while to get this done. It’s made from salted Alder with 4 coats of Danish Oil. I learned a lot, so the next ones will be better and quicker to do. But I must say doing this was a lot of fun.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 01:23 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Don…............... Beautiful jewelry box and I love the wood. Very nice job, don’t see anything wrong with it. If anything, the rails inside might be a little “heavy”, IMO…......

Is the wood “salted” alder, or spalted alder?............... just asking because I have never heard of “salted”, not that that means anything…......... LOL

Keep the projects coming…........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 02:07 AM

welcome to LJ’s Don … very nice work and have fun woodworking.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 02:27 AM

A very nice jewelry box Don, I really like the grain it is very eye appealing. With craftsmanship like this, I look forward to seeing your next project.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 02:39 AM

That box is a beauty Don. Welcome to LJ’s

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 03:00 AM

Beutiful choice of wood grain. Nice start. Keep it up.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 07-05-2010 03:06 AM

First or last, that’s a great looking box, Don!! Welcome to LJ’s!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 07-05-2010 03:07 AM

Hi Don, you’ve got a lovely piece of jewellery box here. Very nice wood grain indeed.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 03:16 AM

Came out just fine, great looking piece.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 03:20 AM

Really eye catching choice of wood and great looking first box. Well done. My only very minor comment is that I would have to second Majeagle1 in that the sides are just a little heavy for the size of the box.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 03:48 AM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 03:51 AM

You are off to a great start. That DVD by Doug Stowe is great. Nice wood for your first box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#12 posted 07-05-2010 03:54 AM

Heck of a nice job!! Great choice on the species of wood – the finish really turned out nice.
Good job with all the photos too – nice to see the development.
I’m going to have to look up that Doug Stowe… :)

-- -- Mike

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#13 posted 07-05-2010 04:28 AM

Great job…I love the wood grain.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#14 posted 07-05-2010 05:35 AM

Very nice wood grain ..


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#15 posted 07-05-2010 05:35 AM

Very nice – love the wild grain.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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