Jewelry Box 2

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Project by tomd posted 09-17-2010 07:55 AM 2174 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box made with Ramon Blanco veneer and home made banding. I am very new to veneer work. Ramon Blanco is like a yellowish curly maple but softer. The inside is lined with blue velvet and has a lift out tray.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 08:00 AM

Terrific job on this box. Fine work with the veneer and the decorative inlay banding. It’s enjoyable to make your own banding isn’t it. Really like the “Andrew Crawford” style arched top box. For someone new to veneering your certainly off to a great start.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#2 posted 09-17-2010 08:08 AM

Very nice box..

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#3 posted 09-17-2010 08:49 AM

WOW!! Nicer yet :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 12:46 PM

Another nice one Tom. Great to see someone else making these curved veneered boxes. I just finished another one and hope to get it posted this evening. Good job!

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

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 02:06 PM

Nice. I like it.

OK. Maybe I missed something. Your last box had a carved top, this has a bent top.
Did you use wiggly wood for the substrate, or something else?
What did you use for the bending form?

I would really like to try this.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 03:10 PM

Really nice! Now you’ve got me wanting to try an arched top like that.

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

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#7 posted 09-17-2010 03:37 PM

Wonderful combination of banding and field veneer. The colors and textures work perfectly. If you’re new to this, I can’t wait till you get better!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#8 posted 09-17-2010 03:49 PM

That’s a beautiful box and I love that design and the wood. It looks great.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 09-17-2010 05:04 PM

I love your boxs !! The arched lid really sets it off

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 09-18-2010 02:23 AM

another stunner
if you’ll allow me, i do enjoy the bare wood under the lid. it’s fantastic, great job!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#11 posted 09-18-2010 07:33 PM

lovely box i like the veneer it looks great and the curved lid relay sets it off nice work


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#12 posted 09-19-2010 12:44 AM

This is another fine looking box, it seems you have it down to a science by now. Gorgeous.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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