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Project by LEITH posted 12-29-2010 04:16 AM 2227 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a jewelry box I made as a Christmas gift for our neighbors daughter. I call her the “little girl next door” because I do not remember her name. They have been living next door to us for three years now. I do know her dad’s name though. Anyway, the box is made of sycamore. The trays are made of oak. The top tray is a design based on some I have seen on this sight. Her mom said she loves it.


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#1 posted 12-29-2010 04:25 AM

gosh any “little girl” would love to recieve one like this.

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 04:28 AM

beautiful work. the sycamore grain really adds a nice touch to it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 04:31 AM

My daughter wants us to move next door to you! I have not seen sycamore used too much lately, but this makes it look just great. That was a lovely gift!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 04:33 AM

Beautiful box. Very nicely done. A special gift, from a special person, to a special girl. Don’t get no better than that. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 04:38 AM

Nice looking box.

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#6 posted 12-29-2010 05:01 AM

I have never worked with sycamore.. but I am seeing more and more of it lately.. it really turned out nice.. well done, not to mention very thoughtful of you.


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

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#7 posted 12-29-2010 05:03 AM

great work that sycamore looks saweet.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 12-29-2010 06:40 AM

Great piece and beautiful finish.

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#9 posted 12-29-2010 06:59 AM

No doubt that little girl will remember your name for a long time to come Leith. Wonderful gesture with a beautiful box. Nice job.

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

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#10 posted 12-29-2010 09:09 AM

My fine box making friend.. that is a fabulous piece… well done…I think it is superb…Love the sycamore and the tray especially…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 12-29-2010 01:39 PM

Beautiful box. I don’t quite remember seeing one made of sycamore. I’m getting ready to harvest some after winter. Thanks for posting:

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

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#12 posted 12-29-2010 03:16 PM

Nicely done. I like it.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#13 posted 12-29-2010 04:26 PM

Great job showcasing the grain in that. I doubt that was the young girl’s first thought though!

Well done and happy New Year.


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#14 posted 12-29-2010 04:55 PM

You better be careful, words gonna get out you know what you’re doing and you’ll have all the kids in the neighborhood wanting one. Great Job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#15 posted 12-29-2010 05:03 PM

Very nicely done. The little girl next door must be very happy.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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