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Project by goppetto posted 12-27-2010 08:26 PM 2236 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first jewelry box and the first time working with walnut. I’ve been trying to hide this gift from my wife for the last 6 months but have not been successful. She said she new what it was a long time a go.
The woods are birds eye pine for the panels which was cheap about 5$. The box is walnut and the drawer covers are chinese elm.
The dimensions are 16×11 inches and 6 inches deep. Its a much bigger than her old one which was falling apart. After it was done she said that she would like a bigger one about 4 times bigger.





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knife

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#1 posted 12-27-2010 08:44 PM

Beautiful box. I would like to build a similar one. The only problem with a bigger one is then she expects you to fill it also.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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patron

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#2 posted 12-27-2010 09:14 PM

sounds like she wants
the life time up-grade warranty lol

great first build

this might be a good time
to get bigger tools and workspace

before you spend all your money on wood
and jewelry

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

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#3 posted 12-27-2010 09:14 PM

Wonderful jewelry box I like the woods you chose for contrast, they look great together. Your wife should be very pleased with it. If you build one 4 times larger and fill it, you might want to buy a bank vault to keep it in.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BTKS

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 09:18 PM

Wonderful work. I love the contrast! Four times bigger means an exponential increase in capacity, I think 16X the interior space. I’m a little scared I may have just displayed some mathematical ignorance but you get the point. Watch out and hold onto the wallet!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Chip

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#5 posted 12-27-2010 09:52 PM

Nice piece of woodworking Goppetto. Better start studying how to make walk in closets at this rate. Well done!

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-27-2010 10:20 PM

She must be planning on going jewelry shopping. The box is very nice but after she fills it up you may have wished that you had downsized the design a little. ;) Nah, seriously, it’s beautiful and I know that she must have loved it. Good work.

-- 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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jockmike2

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#7 posted 12-27-2010 11:51 PM

LOVELY BOX, GOTTA MAKE ONE FOR THE WIFE. I THINK I HAVE JUST THE RIGHT WOOD TOO. SOME TIGER MAPLE. NICE DESIGN.

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

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Jonathan

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#8 posted 12-28-2010 12:38 AM

I like the contrast and grain patterns you chose in your wood selection and this is excellent, especially if it’s your first one. If it were me, I might use the 4x box sizing as a negotiating point for 4x tools and shop space! :-)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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bigike

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#9 posted 12-28-2010 12:45 AM

very nice looking box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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TJ65

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#10 posted 12-28-2010 12:57 AM

very nice, love the panels.
If you build one 4x larger is that going to be the matching wardrobe??? :-0

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 12-28-2010 05:44 AM

Good looking jewelry box. Very nicely done. I did two this year for Christmas. They are fun to build. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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KDO

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#12 posted 12-28-2010 05:51 AM

Johnathan is right…bigger box means you need bigger tools…<grin>
(or maybe just a few more tools).

Great looking box. I love the contrasting woods.

Kelly

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DamnYankee

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#13 posted 06-17-2011 02:41 AM

Very very nice indeed

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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