3 Keepsake/Jewellery Boxes

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Project by fromaway posted 04-07-2018 11:31 PM 965 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I think it’s about time to make a post – I’ve been admiring those of fellow LJs for years.

These were created as gifts for our son and sons in law. There many firsts; not the least was this represented my first attempt at making a box. Book matching, making inlay banding, installing banding, lining – you get the picture. Learn as you go. I was pleased with the finished products but better was how they were received.

Box 1: continuous grain birdseye maple box with book matched walnut lid, sycamore inlay banding, walnut tray with birdseye maple dividers and green pig suede lining.

Box 2: continuous grain walnut box with quilted maple lid, santos rosewood inlay banding, maple tray with walnut dividers and green pig suede lining.

Box 3: continuous grain purple heart box with birdseye maple lid, purple heart inlay banding, maple/purple heart tray with purple heart dividers and blue pig suede.

Finish is 3 coats of OSMO Polyx-Oil rubbed out with bees wax and 0000 steel wool.

I had lots of fun working on these. Hope you enjoy.

Comments/suggestions welcomed.


-- Nothing is impossible for those that don't have to do it themselves

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#1 posted 04-08-2018 05:39 AM

I certainly can’t tell from those pics that you’ve never made a box before. For your first attempt at all of those procedures, you’ve done an amazing job. I think they are very nicely done and I’m glad you finally posted a few of your projects. I hope you decide to post more when you make something new.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#2 posted 04-08-2018 09:58 AM

Those are nice-looking boxes. Darned good work for your first boxes!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 04-08-2018 10:01 AM

Wow. A great start. Let’s see more.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#4 posted 04-08-2018 11:43 AM

Very nice work Bryan nice wood choices


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#5 posted 04-08-2018 12:18 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 04-08-2018 12:39 PM

for a first attempt they are beauties…/my first attempts looked nothing like yours..great job!!

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#7 posted 04-08-2018 02:14 PM

Impressive workmanship with the inlay

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 04-08-2018 02:33 PM

These are all beautiful Bryan amazing first boxes.
Under your query for suggestions…keep doing what your doing:))

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 04-08-2018 05:28 PM

Beautiful work on all three boxes.

-- Ron Stewart

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#10 posted 04-08-2018 05:57 PM

Great looking boxes, inlay, well designed trays, and great use of nice wood.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 04-08-2018 07:35 PM

Very nice box design

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#12 posted 04-08-2018 11:20 PM

Great job on the boxes. What kind / brand of hinges did you use?

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#13 posted 04-09-2018 01:02 AM

The very beautiful boxes with inlay accent.
Thank you for sharing.

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#14 posted 04-09-2018 11:27 PM

Excellent work

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#15 posted 04-10-2018 12:35 PM

Very clean work! You have a good eye for wood selection and design.

-- Dale

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