Jatoba and Maple jewellery box

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Project by Jon posted 08-06-2010 10:34 PM 2437 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple and jatoba jewellery box i made a few months back. Alot larger than my first, used alot of new skills i have learned, miter keys, removable tray, quadrant hinges, etc. Lid is curly maple that shines amazingly in the light.

Finished with multiple coats of laquer.

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 10:41 PM

Nice project,looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 11:03 PM

Very nice and simple box, but has it’s own character. I like the opposing colors of the wood and the miter keys (especially the keys at the bottom). Also how you used the carcass of the box as a shelf support is creative. I like the look of this box.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#3 posted 08-07-2010 01:21 AM

Wonderful job, great looking wood. I want to try those hings some day. Waiting for the skills to make them look right.

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#4 posted 08-07-2010 01:26 AM

Your jewelry box really came out nice. The first box I attempted using quadrant hinges on really got messed up and I split the wood. Burned the box and the quadrant hinges are in the drawer waiting for my next attempt at using them.

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 01:29 AM

Nice job, and i really like the mitered tray with re-enforcing inserts.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#6 posted 08-07-2010 02:43 AM

I like the whole design, very clean crisp and straight forward. If i could change one thing I would of book match the lid and that only through hide sight. Very nice build and thanks for sharing…BC

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#7 posted 08-07-2010 05:15 AM

I can clearly see that you are developing quite the an imagination for woodworking, even though there are few minute technical flaws in your workmanship. First off, the angle of crossplatformation appears to defragment and offset the bold demain of your piece. Second, your EPU and taste of wood synergy is vogue. In your next attempt you may borrow a vison of my own and format the maple wood in unison with the following; hacker wood, or even the plain yet supple lan wood.

- getting better buddy, keep up the good work! : )

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#8 posted 08-07-2010 06:18 AM

Very nice! I really like the contrasting colors around the bottom. I made a box very similar to this a few weeks ago-Same size, hinges, and keys, but not the tray…I LIKE the tray! As some others said, the look of this box just plain WORKS!



-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#9 posted 08-07-2010 01:55 PM

Very nice. I really like it.
A lot of really nice details in there.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 08-07-2010 02:12 PM

That is one fine looking box you have there Jon. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 08-09-2010 02:16 PM

This is a great looking box. The contrasting woods, construction, and the small details are outstanding.

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#12 posted 08-09-2010 08:31 PM

Where did you get the quadrant hinges. I got some from rockler that worked but were a pain to install due to their irregularities. The brusso quadrant hinges would be nice but their $40 a pair.

Love the box. Nice skills.

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#13 posted 08-10-2010 06:04 AM

I bought the hinges at a place near my house. Just a small store called Miller’s Hardware. Last pair left gave me them for 10 bucks.

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#14 posted 10-28-2010 03:09 AM

That is awesome, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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