Cherry and Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by Ben posted 1347 days ago 3293 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was a lot of fun to make and it provided me with some new challenges.

The wood was from some salvaged trees that I milled on my bandsaw. The cherry tree was victim of the power company right-of-way crew and the walnut was a casualty of hurricane Rita.

This was my first attempt at double-double box joints. I used my incra jig to make the cuts. The setup of the jig was a little complicated. After the jig was set up; making the joints was not too bad.

I mitered the lid, feet and tray. The lining is self-adhering velvet.

It is finished with five coats of wipe on poly.

This is a Christmas gift for my grandmother. I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thanks for looking.

Have a great day,


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#1 posted 1346 days ago

Ohhh, I feel pretty confident your grandmother is going to love this. Good stuff Ben! I really like the way you did the box joints and the feet is a nice touch…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 1346 days ago

Nice combination of woods.

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

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#3 posted 1346 days ago

Hello Ben

A very pretty jewerly box

I like the contrast of the wood and the box jointer

Thanks for sharing

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

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#4 posted 1346 days ago

neat box

-- Dreaming patterns

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

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#6 posted 1346 days ago

Very nice box. I love the corners.

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

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#7 posted 1346 days ago

Very beautiful job Ben. Your grandmother will be proud of you.

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

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#8 posted 1346 days ago

Looks really good Ben – using salvaged wood you sliced yourself makes it that much better – nice job with the box joints. Gotta love that Incra jig!


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#9 posted 1346 days ago

Grandma is gonna love it!! (they always do!!) Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 1346 days ago

Nice job on the double double box joints, the box is very attractive, good job.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 1346 days ago

Great box Ben. Beautiful wood and joinery.

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

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#12 posted 1346 days ago

Ben…that turned out really nice. Good choice of woods. I am also an Incra user…the things are amazing on their accuracy….you will grow to love it even more.

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

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#13 posted 1346 days ago

Ben, this is a very pretty jewelry box and you should be proud of it because it’s very well done. One of the nicest things about woodworking is that it gives us the opportunity to make things for those that we love. I’m sure that your grandmother will cherish this box.

-- 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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#14 posted 1346 days ago

Thanks for all of the encouraging comments. It makes me want to get out in the shop and start another project.

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Monty Queen

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#15 posted 1346 days ago

Awesome looking job on your box looks great, Nice looking dovetails, superbwork.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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