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Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Dave posted 10-29-2010 07:07 PM 2283 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first small box construction. I wanted to try it without any plans and just wing it. This poses some interesting developments and it’s own set of problems to overcome. A lot of fun figuring them out but I think I prefer using a set of plans and customizing it from there. That’ll be next.

Hard maple sides and bottom, Walnut legs and handle, and an Ambrosia Maple top. The inside compartments are all Poplar with blue silk for a lining. 17-1/2Wx11Dx10H. Zinzer sanding sealer finish – several coats.





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CiscoKid

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 07:15 PM

Extremely nice! I like the design and your lift-out tray looks very difficult to make.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 07:30 PM

Very nice design and construction!

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

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 07:46 PM

Very nice! Great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 08:22 PM

Nice work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Chip

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 10:43 PM

Great box Dave. I really like that unique tray!

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

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 10-30-2010 12:30 AM

Overall, a nice box. The wood selections go well together and the tray handle detail is well done, How were the legs attached?
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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JimNEB

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#7 posted 10-30-2010 12:31 AM

that turned out great…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 03:52 AM

Nice jewelry box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#9 posted 10-30-2010 03:53 AM

very beautiful. great craftsmanship. what did you use as a finish?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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tomd

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#10 posted 10-30-2010 06:06 AM

That is really great for a first box, good job.

-- Tom D

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Skylark53

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#11 posted 10-30-2010 06:12 AM

Thats really good and you should be very pleased using your own design. I did some jewelry boxes out of cherry and maple using a plan from WOOD magazine that went over very well. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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mtkate

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#12 posted 10-30-2010 04:16 PM

The spacing on the top is interesting.

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Randy63

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#13 posted 10-30-2010 06:52 PM

A terrific first box! Good work with the trays. You could make several different appearing boxes with simply modifications of your design on this one. With splayed legs for example the box would take on a oriental feel.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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Diggerjacks

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#14 posted 10-31-2010 08:40 PM

Congratulations for your first box

You’ve done a beautiful work

A very pretty box

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 11-20-2010 09:11 PM

Great stuff! That tray is astounding and I liked the wood choices and deco feel. Thanks for posting this.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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