Jewllery Box

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Project by Adam posted 01-08-2011 04:29 AM 8045 views 55 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Jewellery Box I built for my wife for Christmas. The case is cherry the legs and bottom rail are walnut the door frame is tiger maple with the centre panel being lacewood. The drawers contain half blind hand cut dovetails, the fronts are lacewood and the pull is walnut. The earing holder rides in a stopped sliding dovetail and the necklace holder is a double sliding dovetail with built in stops so it cannot come all the way out. The necklace holder also has a segmented circle but I do not have a lathe so I chucked it in the drill on a ¼” bolt and shaped it on the stationary belt sander while it was spinning. The legs are connected to the bottom rail and the case with floating tenons. The case is mitered and then I added the dovetail maple splines. Infulances have been taken from several projects posted here in LJ’s which I feel is one of the best woodworking sites on the Net.

I have included some work in progress and in use pictures below, thanks for looking

Hope you like it an all questions comments are welcomed.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 04:36 AM

Stunning work, beautiful wood.

Sure hope I can do work like that someday!!!

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 05:09 AM

Fine attention to detail, Don’t ya just love hand tools.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 05:20 AM

That is stupendous
I dont know what else to say. It is really beautiful

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 05:40 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 05:59 AM

Great choice of woods. Beautiful jewelry case.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 06:04 AM

Nothing short of FANTASTIC!!!

Great choice of woods, too. Masterful workmanship.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 01-08-2011 06:14 AM

An all around winner. I love the choice of wood and all the details you put into this piece. Fantastic, and sure to be treasured!

-- 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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#8 posted 01-08-2011 06:30 AM

Really nice. The lace wood veneer really pops.

-- Marc

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#9 posted 01-08-2011 06:45 AM

great project. the Lacewood and Maple are a great combination that I will have to try. What finish did you use?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 01-08-2011 07:29 AM

You have nailed it, this is a great looking project, well executed, fine craftmanship, great job!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#11 posted 01-08-2011 07:43 AM

I bet you made your wife very happy. It’s a beautiful jewelry box. Well Done! Now all you have to do is fill it. 

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#12 posted 01-08-2011 08:23 AM

Nice work. Some of the details look very familiar though…?

Click for details

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 01-08-2011 09:25 AM

Very nice work.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#14 posted 01-08-2011 09:34 AM

very nice job, I like the fact u took and used a drill to shape the neclace holder nice. I almost went and got a lathe. LOL ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 01-08-2011 03:23 PM

Really well done, you must have a happy wife. You have really made a impressive work, and a fine sence for the detail, love the elegant legs you put on this box.
(Nothing wrong in inspiration, we just have to remember to tell from who).
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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