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Project by Terdy posted 2394 days ago 1499 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a black walnut and spalted birch jewerly case that I was recently commissioned to build. Just let me say that I stuck it to myself…...so much time, so little money. I’ll just rack it up to a learning experience. Lesson learned – things always take longer to build than you ever hope or dream they will. OKAY…enough whining.

The dimensions are 20” wide, 22” tall, and 11” deep. The main case features brass necklace carousel, and two drawers complimented with handmade brass pulls. The wings are attached with piano hinges and feature storage for 36 pairs of earrings in each side. Finish is BLO topped with Pro-Fin.

-- Terry





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Betsy

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#1 posted 2394 days ago

Looks good Terry. Each commission brings lessons. The next one will be better.

I can’t tell from the pictures—- what type of panel did you use for the sides?

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Terdy

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#2 posted 2394 days ago

drawers and side panels are spalted birch

-- Terry

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TreeBones

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#3 posted 2394 days ago

Very nice, worth more than money.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Blake

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#4 posted 2394 days ago

Love it. Beautiful job. Whenever I get a commissioned piece I usually build two. It doesn’t take much time to double each piece (since the setup for each is the same) and then I have one for the client and one to keep or give away. This way also if I mess up on one I can give the better one to the client (or I suppose you could keep the better one, depends on how you feel about the client.)

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Chip

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#5 posted 2394 days ago

Great piece Terry. Beautiful.

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

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Betsy

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#6 posted 2394 days ago

Actually Terry I was wondering if the sides are flat panels or raised.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Terdy

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#7 posted 2394 days ago

They are flat panels

-- Terry

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miles125

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#8 posted 2394 days ago

Nice piece Terry. Don’t worry bout not making much. Theres like 2 guys in the country that actually make money off boxes. The other 2 million do it cause its pleasurable.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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TreeBones

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#9 posted 2394 days ago

Another nice piece. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 2394 days ago

Beautiful, Terdy! Like the spalted wood with walnut. One of my favorite combinations. I like the walnut grain in this piece too. Looks like you went half-lap on all the frame construction. Are the panels floating or fixed?
Looks like a $700 box to me.

Blake, thanks for another superior suggestion.

Miles, thanks for the unvarnished truth about boxes. (I like the new avatar, BTW)
Doug Stowe still has to write books and teach to make it. I sure do love making them though.

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

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lobbster

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#11 posted 2392 days ago

Aw come on Terdy…I just built 8 boxes in about 10 hours…it’s not that hard. Just kidding you know. I feel for you, but it’s like we talked about…every project brings you closer to being efficient and cost effective. By the way, it’s beautiful. And thanks for the great earring racks, now Kimmy wants one.

-- lobbster, Oregon, www.michaellobby.com

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dustynewt

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#12 posted 2141 days ago

Beautiful work, Terry. Nice photos too.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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davidtheboxmaker

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#13 posted 2141 days ago

That’s a really nice piece. Can see why it took so long – customer must be really pleased with it – sounds like they got a bargain.

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