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YUP another Double-Double Dovetail Jewelry Box … Purple Heart and Maple

I make a lot of jewelry boxes with the main wood Maple and the trim Purple Heart. One is in the main signature photo on our web site. One day while pondering a Red Heart and Wenge box, I asked the little woman what she thought of a Purple Heart body and Maple trim. She said, “Dude! Go for it!” She almost never calls me Dude, so I knew I had to do it.

The inside is also pictured here. I used Maple for the tray and dividers. The tray sits on a runner front and back. If you look at the first ZONK post in the comments, you’ll see how the dividers notched and can be removed. They are, however, glued into the tray. The ladies like to pick up the tray by the dividers.

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. 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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#2 posted 1360 days ago

Odie: A great looking box. How do you find that the PurpleHeart fades in color after a few years.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 1360 days ago

very attractive

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#4 posted 1360 days ago

Fantastic box, Odie!

As a side note, with all those dividers it looks perfect for an old guy to sort his daily medications in. :-)

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

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#5 posted 1360 days ago

Nice Box !!!!

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

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#6 posted 1359 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Purple heart is my favorite wood anyway…. and to see this box… I’m awe struck.

Favorite for sure!


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#7 posted 1359 days ago

Another beauty…........ just love that Purpleheart!!!
This is really “striking” Odie, fantastic job again….....

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 1359 days ago

Fantastic! Love the contrasting wood. Nicely done.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#9 posted 1359 days ago

Without a doubt, this is my all time favorite, of those I’ve seen! A real beauty!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#10 posted 1359 days ago

Good stuff Odie! I like … I really like!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 1359 days ago

Karson, I find Purple Heart gets darker with age. The purple color is almost a form of oxidation. It also helps to get a piece that is a very deep purple. I’ve had some Purple Heart almost turn gray when it was tooled and then purple again when aged.

Thank you all for enjoying ZONK II

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

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#12 posted 1359 days ago

DD box nicely done! Any chance you can document/blog the entire process of making one of these for us ???

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#13 posted 1359 days ago


-- 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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#14 posted 1359 days ago

As always – beautiful box!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#15 posted 1359 days ago

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay cool good job Odie

-- Custom furniture

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