Jewelry box

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Project by sawdust55109 posted 09-08-2010 05:19 AM 1548 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a new jewelry box. She said she wanted a special design on the top and that she would provide me with the design.
She drew it up and i realized that this would give me my first tatse of doing inlay.
I researched inlay and found that Steve Latta had an excellent DVD on the subject.
He also has a line of tools that are just the ticket.

Figured cherry with bloodwood base.
Lid is made with bridle joints.
Inlays are holly and satinwood with purpleheart, holly and bloodwood. There is also an ebony berry in the middle.
Not my favorite design but this is what she wanted and it gave me invaluable lessons on inlay.
Iv’e since found myself using Mr.Latta’s technique’s on many other projects.
A simple inlay can really spice up a bland looking board.
Finish is 4 coats tung oil.

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 05:26 AM

You got to practice a new technique with beautiful results… and the customer was happy. What could be better? Sweet piece Sawdust!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 05:30 AM

Very nice. love the wood.

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 06:13 AM

A beautiful jewelry box and your inlay looks perfect! Great job. ...and thanks for the Steve Latta info.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 08:40 AM

Me with 3 daughters… of course they are ALWAYS RIGHT! You did good Pop :o)

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 11:09 AM

Great looking box, cool plugs on top!

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

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 11:23 AM

Nice…. your daughter will cherish for it years!

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 12:44 PM

Well done! Congratulations on your successful endeavor into uncharted waters. I really like this.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 03:45 PM

Excellent box for a very happy daughter. The most enjoyable projects are the ones that are done for the first time and come out successful.

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#9 posted 09-08-2010 06:33 PM

Keep making boxes! I like your box, and you have a feel for it. I agree that Steve Latta’s DVD’s are very good, and good inlay is a big part of the best boxes. This site has a lot of boxmakers, and I think most would agree that really good boxes are not easy! A little veneer, maybe?? Keep makin’ em.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#10 posted 09-08-2010 11:35 PM

Beautiful box. Very nicely done. I am sure your daughter was pleased. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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