jewelry box

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Project by chevyman137 posted 11-17-2010 01:42 PM 1851 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the final jewel box for a niece. they have now all officially been taken care of. next will be on to sisters and sister in-laws. this box is made from purpleheart and curly maple +/- 10’ x 4.5” x 3.5” high. the finish is hand rubbed poly. thanks for comments and suggestions.

-- kevin from ne alabama: please lets keep the digits where they belong

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 01:47 PM

That is a wonderful jewelry box and you did an excellent job on it. One of the nicest things about woodworking is that we can make nice things for our loved ones.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 01:59 PM

Great project! Wow! that top is really awesome. Those nicely cut dovetails really jump out there too. Looks great

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 11-17-2010 02:17 PM

Looks like you got hold of some very nice maple. What did you use to pop the grain? Your niece will really love this.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 11-17-2010 02:23 PM

i did nothing to the grain other than sanding and using poly it was just naturally this way. i believe it came from the stump of the maple

-- kevin from ne alabama: please lets keep the digits where they belong

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#5 posted 11-17-2010 03:04 PM

That grain is wild.. very nice job.. and I am sure she will love it.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 03:23 PM

Sweet Maple you found for the lid, Kevin!!
Great Job!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 04:01 PM

Great looking wood and box. Your dovetails look great, as does the rest of the box. Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 06:05 PM

Nice jewelry box! I’m working on my first box right now but with mitered corners, it’s not easy. Good job!

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#9 posted 11-17-2010 07:40 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 11-18-2010 12:14 AM

That lid has some incredible figure!

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#11 posted 11-18-2010 12:31 AM

Beautiful wood, great job.

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#12 posted 11-18-2010 01:48 AM

AWESOME! Great Work!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#13 posted 11-18-2010 04:01 AM

Great job Kevin. And a beautiful choice of woods. A real gem.

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2010 04:32 AM

I wasn’t going to sign in. I only have time for a quick look before I get to the shop. BUT, that is nice! The contrast on the sides works and that top is beautiful. Those two elements of the grain of the maple plus the curl really catch my eye. You have a good eye for what makes an appealing box.

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

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#15 posted 01-10-2011 03:19 AM

very nice box, love the contrasting woods.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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