Jewllery Box

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Project by Adam posted 1301 days ago 6803 views 48 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 1301 days ago

Stunning work, beautiful wood.

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

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#2 posted 1301 days ago

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 1301 days ago

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

-- Theresa,

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 1301 days ago


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 1301 days ago

Great choice of woods. Beautiful jewelry case.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 1301 days ago

Nothing short of FANTASTIC!!!

Great choice of woods, too. Masterful workmanship.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1301 days ago

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 1301 days ago

Really nice. The lace wood veneer really pops.

-- Marc

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 1301 days ago

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 so little time!

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#10 posted 1301 days ago

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 1301 days ago

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 1301 days ago

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

Click for details

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 1301 days ago

Very nice work.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#14 posted 1301 days ago

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 1300 days ago

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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