Black Walnut Earring Box

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Project by blockhead posted 1360 days ago 1790 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box ordered by a co-worker of mine to keep her earrings in. She likes darker colored woods so I thought some Black Walnut would do the trick. I added some Purpleheart for a little feminine touch and accented with some spalted Maple. The center portion of the lid is Maple burl. The tray is quilted Maple which I flocked on the inside and is a first time for me. I really liked the way it came out so I know I will be using it again in the future. Instead of making the tray with mitered corners, I made it from a solid piece and used the same technique as Andy showed when routering the medallions on the Artboxes. Instead of lining the bottom with fabric like I usually do, I used a small scrap of 1/4” Walnut that had been sitting in my scrap bin for about a year.
It’s been a little while since I’ve been in the shop and it was good to get back in there again. It took a bit to get back into the swing of things though. Any comments/critiques are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 1360 days ago

What the British might call “Dead brilliant !”

And I’m sure that’s a real compliment :-)

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 1360 days ago

Beautiful looking box. great job.

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#3 posted 1360 days ago

Wow….you sure didn’t lose your touch while you were away from the shop. That is gorgeous!

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

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#4 posted 1360 days ago

This is beautiful! Glad you’re back in the shop.


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#5 posted 1360 days ago

Nice to see you back in the saddle…and what a nice box to make you comeback with…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 1360 days ago

Thanks for the kind words LJ’s. They are much appreciated!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#7 posted 1360 days ago

Thats a beautiful box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 1360 days ago

very nice… I really like the handle and the keys

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#9 posted 1360 days ago

Great box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 1360 days ago

I very much enjoy the routered tray.

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#11 posted 1360 days ago

Looks super well done

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1360 days ago

Beautiful box and design. I really like the wood combo.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#13 posted 1360 days ago

Sweet. Very very nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 1360 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#15 posted 1360 days ago

Brad, Glad to see you making sawdust again. I love the design of your box. Rounding the corners really softened it and your combination of woods is dead on. If you haven’t been in the shop, then you must be practicing in your sleep! As always, your work is excellent.

-- John @

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