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Bubinga Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by BburgBoy posted 06-11-2018 06:23 PM 920 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I am beginning to get the hang of the tight tolerances on small boxes like this. Constructed from bubinga and birdseye maple, this presented several challenges for a guy whose power planer clearly wasn’t up to the task. Also, after spending several hours of chisel work on the hinge mortises (duh, bubinga is hard), I resolve to learn to use a hand router next time.

Sanded to 320 grit and then finished with spray lacquer sanding to 400 grit between every other coat. Plans, which I modified slightly, come from March/April 2015 Fine Woodworking Magazine.

-- Larry, SW Virginia





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EarlS

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 07:22 PM

Nice clean lines. Simple but elegant. Well done.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 08:10 PM

Larry, nice job. I like the wood combination and the trays and dividers inside the box. Looks like you are solving most of the problems involved in box making. Just as a way of sharing information you might look at this method of mortising hinges. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 06-12-2018 12:59 AM

Wow another really NICE box. LJ’s has been alive lately with over the top boxes from the swap, through to this guy.

Nice job, looks like you have nailed the tolerances quite well.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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AJ1104

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#4 posted 06-12-2018 01:20 AM

Beautiful job. You made a great choice with the bubinga and maple.

-- AJ

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BburgBoy

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#5 posted 06-12-2018 01:00 PM



Larry, nice job. I like the wood combination and the trays and dividers inside the box. Looks like you are solving most of the problems involved in box making. Just as a way of sharing information you might look at this method of mortising hinges. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy

Thanks for the link, Big Al. I purchased a hand router and have never turned it on. It’s time to start practicing small hinge mortises so I’m not intimidated on the next box. Thanks to all you who post and share your work. LJ is a great site to learn from others.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-12-2018 01:12 PM

This is a beautiful box and shows a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Joe

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#7 posted 06-12-2018 09:17 PM

I think you are getting the hang of it too. That’s a fine looking box you designed and built. Really like the combination of woods you picked too. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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