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I couldn’t help myself. I just had to make a red and black Jewelry Box. The red wood is called Red Heart from South
America, and the black is Wenge from West Africa. These are the natural colors of these woods. As usual I do not use any stains. If I want a box to be a curtain color, I’ll use a curtain wood. One of you out there was with me when I
bought this wood. I warned you … here it is. I also used a little different style of handle.

As usual this is a Double-Double Dovetail Jewelry Box. I can’t help myself, I just love that joint. I use the incra jig for the joints. This is the only picture I took, so there are none of the inside. The inside is just like the others I’ve posted here. The box has six coats of sprayed on lacquer inside and out.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 10:51 PM

I like the red and black together!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 10:53 PM

Nice photo too, great contrast with that white faux fur. Those double dovetails have always fascinated me.

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 11:02 PM

Nice design, you made and a exelent finish.
Best thoughs,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 11:13 PM

Nice box and good wood color contrast. The incra jig is an amazing jig for so many different joint types. Good to see you are enjoying it

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 11:17 PM

Very Nice !!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 10-21-2010 11:18 PM

well odie you sure do know how to make a beautiful box…i love the double double…and the fact that you use natural woods for the colors you want…great box…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 10-21-2010 11:24 PM

Great job…very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 10-21-2010 11:39 PM

Super looking box Odie I like the color contrast too.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 10-21-2010 11:44 PM

Very fine box. Thanks for sharing.


Belton, Mo

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#10 posted 10-21-2010 11:53 PM

The Bloodwood and Wenge go great together. That is a nicely figured piece of Bloodwood to boot! Great job on the double double…I have an incra but have not tried that joint. Very nice though…the finish looks flawless. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#11 posted 10-22-2010 12:10 AM

Great wood choices combined with wonderful woodworking techniques Odie.

I just bought a board of Bloodwood about 6 feet long, inch thick, 8 inches wide and was amazed at how heavy (dense) it is. Is it rough on the tools Odie? Easy or hard to work with? Just asking so I’m prepared for some extra resharpening, etc. You certainly handled it well.

Beautiful box as always and thanks for posting it!

(by the way, what’s the inside look like if you don’t mind me asking?)

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

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#12 posted 10-22-2010 12:19 AM

Very nice Odie.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#13 posted 10-22-2010 12:25 AM

Great looking box Odie.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#14 posted 10-22-2010 12:26 AM

That is really sharp. Great design and craftsmanship.

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#15 posted 10-22-2010 12:46 AM

I’m also a huge fan and admirer of the inset double dovetail joint. How about adding the same as a cutout handle? :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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