my 1st jewelry box

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Project by Popeye Jr. posted 12-28-2010 03:27 AM 1683 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make my niece a jewelry box for Christmas this year. I used Purpleheart for the legs and top and Lacewood for the sides and dividers. I used barrell hinges for the top, which were tricky to install. I think it turned out pretty nice. I put on five coats of Clear Polyurethane, with a final coat of paste wax. I think i will try some wipe on Poly next time.

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#1 posted 12-28-2010 03:52 AM

I am sure she loves it, the pruprleheart and lacewood go together very well, and the curve of the legs give it a nice flow.

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#2 posted 12-28-2010 05:23 AM

Awesome job on your jewelry box, I love the corner pieces. Superb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 12-28-2010 05:33 AM

very nice work! love the legs.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 12-28-2010 04:40 PM

Very Nice and unique. Love the lacewood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 02:00 AM

Nice jewelry box. Did you do this from a plan or just ideas you put together yourself?

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#6 posted 01-01-2011 09:22 PM

it was aplan from wood magazine i think

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 04:10 PM

This is really a good looking box. The legs are great looking. Good job.

-- Matt Speer , ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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