Jewelry box

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Project by 4hisglory posted 1318 days ago 1157 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A close family friend’s young 15 year old son approached me before Christmas. He wanted to make a Jewelry box for a certain young lady he is head over heals for. He brought me 3 pieces of oak and wanted me to cut them so he could make this box. Well…...after asking many questions about how he was going to do this he and his Dad suddenly realized… was probably not going to go so well so he asked if I might be able to help.

This was a surprise for him. I built it as I went along, and let it take a form of its own as its construction moved along. Its soft tiger maple, with purple heart details.

Thanks for the views.

I will try to get some more photos after he has applied the felt to the tray and box interior. I wanted him to personally do something to do the box for his special young lady.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

13 comments so far

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#1 posted 1318 days ago

On their wedding day, remind him how much he owes you.. ^_^

Nice piece!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 1318 days ago

Very cool, always fun to work with or help someone in our shops. I have a few people come over to help them with those special gift or projects. Great job, love the maple and the feet!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 1318 days ago

Nice work, 2 Thumbs up for helping.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 1318 days ago

Thats some beautiful wood and a beautiful box!

Care to share how you shaped the legs?

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#5 posted 1318 days ago

That is another great box that stands out.

Great work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 1318 days ago

That’s really very pretty. You brought out the figure in the maple nicely.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#7 posted 1318 days ago

beautyfull Box and I like the leggs wrapping around the corners :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing it with us

take care

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#8 posted 1318 days ago

Beautiful wood, wonderful job.

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#9 posted 1318 days ago

Very impressive box. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1318 days ago

Beautiful box; maple can have so many supprises!! Nice of you to inspire a younger wood worker.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#11 posted 1318 days ago

Outstanding craftsmanship!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#12 posted 1317 days ago

Yes, Yes, I like it, this box for me is very pleasing to the eye, I think your design is outstanding, very unique, stylish, with lots of class, great wood and marvelous composition and craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 1310 days ago

sorry for the late response. Thank you for the kind words. Rnamum I hogged the legs out only after having cut my 45 degree dado out of the back to allow them to embrace the corner of the box as they do. Once the templated shape was cut out its as simple as rounding your leg to what they are depending on what tool you prefer. I actually used a belt sander clamped to my workbench because it offered just the right shape to give the legs the curvature I wanted.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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