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Simple jewelry box

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Project by studie posted 08-30-2010 12:17 AM 3839 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With all the fantastic boxes that all you folks make I have made a rather understated box for a friend. Hoping to match an Asian theme. I made this from African mahogany with a Koa veneer bottom, and the bottom of the trays are a cool 50s linoleum flooring that I found at an old house. A box of unused 9×9 tiles which look like cork sort of. My friend turned 50 last week and her jewelry box is an old cigar box that I hope will go to another use now. She inherited an amazing collection of Chinese art work carvings a while ago from her wonderful uncle so I built this box thinking it would match the display cabinets that the collections are in. No hinges for the top but if you look closely you can see small routered finger pulls to lift off the top. Hope you all like it!

-- $tudie





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jtmek

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 12:27 AM

Remarkable color, very nice. I’m inspired.

JTMEK

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 12:27 AM

I love the design… simple and elegant, yet still unique. Fantastic work!

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

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Phil53

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#3 posted 08-30-2010 12:31 AM

Nice box, I like simple. I like the use of the linoleum flooring.

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 08-30-2010 12:33 AM

Very stylish box design, and a beautiful finish as well. Nice work and thanks for posting…BC

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littlecope

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#5 posted 08-30-2010 12:34 AM

Wow!! :)

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

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majeagle1

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#6 posted 08-30-2010 01:18 AM

It may be slightly understated but it is definitely beautiful, sleek and very well done. I really like the detail
routing along the underside, nice touch…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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bigike

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#7 posted 08-30-2010 01:31 AM

very nice work! simple but very elegant.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Hallmark

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#8 posted 08-30-2010 02:01 AM

Beautiful in it’s simplicity. It looks like it wants to be touched and not just looked at.

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

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jim1953

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#9 posted 08-30-2010 02:07 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 08-30-2010 02:19 AM

Excellent box. The wood choice is surely nice and a good match with the tiles.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 08-30-2010 02:37 AM

Hi Studie,

Very elegant design, and nicely done.

Lee

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DocK16

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#12 posted 08-30-2010 03:48 AM

Simple elegance…....the best style, your friend is lucky

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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ryno

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#13 posted 08-30-2010 04:52 AM

I’m a huge fan of simple.. This looks really nice

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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Dez

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#14 posted 08-30-2010 05:06 AM

Sweet, simple and yet complicated, I like it!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Hippockets

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#15 posted 08-30-2010 05:33 AM

The box looks comfortable and soothing. I love the grain and the simple look of rolled edges.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD bjordan443@aol.com

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