Cherry and Fiddleback or Tiger Maple Jewelry Chests

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Project by Jake Brain posted 12-29-2010 04:36 PM 2050 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished two more jewelry boxes. I will be placing them in a jewelry store on consignment like the last three jewelry chests. The chest sides are made from a single board that has been cut, and re-joined in assembly to create a beautiful grain-wrap pattern at the corners. Removable drawer dividers for easy cleaning or to create more open space. Solid-wood, book-matched tops are chosen for extraordinary grain-pattern. The joints of the jewelry boxes are mitered and accented with 4 pairs of splines, made from a contrasting wood. Draws are made with interlocking box joints for strength. The size of the jewelry is 12”w x 9”d x 4 ¼”h. The woods used are (TOP – Cherry and Purpleheart, Box Sides curly or Fiddleback maple, Dividers Mahogany, Feet Cherry) Finished with two coats of M. L. Campbell Satin Krystal which is post-catalyzed conversion varnish finishing system which is Water white and non-yellowing.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 04:58 PM

beautiful work, beautiful box. It has the all the detail I’ve have yet to try; vertical splined miter corners; a drawer, feet and most of all, wood combinations. Thanks for posting.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 04:59 PM

I really like these. It gives me all kind of ideas for my own work!

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

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 05:31 PM

Very nice jewelry boxes. I like your wood combinations…theey work well together.

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 06:06 PM

Nice boxes and workmanship on both of these beauties Jake.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 08:18 PM

Beautiful well built box… I hope you sell a ton of these.

Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 12-29-2010 11:38 PM

That’s quite an elaborate box, very nice work on both, great color and grain. I just sold my first jewelry box at a fund raiser, let us know how it works out. Keep up the great work.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 12:26 AM

very nice work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 12-30-2010 06:19 AM

Beautiful work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 06:40 AM

Another gem Jake. Gorgeous Maple and I really like the way you handled the drawer and insides too. Wonderful work.

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

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 02:27 AM

Very nice.

-- Leonard H.

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