Ebony (Kamagong) Jewelry box

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Project by Bill Davis posted 01-29-2011 04:26 AM 2271 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Ebony (Kamagong) Jewelry box
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Here is a picture of the finished Kamagong jewelry box which I blogged about while in process here

Since the piece of wood it was made out of was given to me by my dentist, the finished item will be given back to him (or maybe his wife) as a surprise.

I chose not to apply any finish, only a fine sanding which leaves it so beautiful I didn’t go any further. The Kamagong on the mirror project was rendered virtually pure black as the recipient wanted and I’ll have to admit I really liked that too.

On the lid of the pictured box the handle is from a white (relatively speaking) portion of the original board. The splines I used in the miter joints are also from that ‘white’ ebony but the sanding seemed to largely fill the end grain pores diminishing the intended contrast. I think subtile is OK so didn’t try to do anything to force it into my originally intended appearance.

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 04:42 AM

Only 1-picture, Bill?

Well that one shot lloks pretty good from here! I like the differing shades of the board, and the fact that you’re giving it back to the original donor. A nice gesture!

-- 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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#2 posted 01-29-2011 05:18 AM

I have more pics but trying to pack for a trip so only took time to do one. Some more on the blog. I’ll try to do more when I get time.

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 05:21 AM

very nice job.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 04:57 PM

Ang ganda! The recepient will be very happy with what you have done. The style and the construction was really strong. I know how heavy it is… it will be a lifetime box.

God bless and if you are travelling.. take care and von voyage.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 02:21 PM

The box is now in the possession of BAM the mountain biking dental surgeon.
I think he was surprised what came of his ugly old board.
Those kind of surprises do make it worthwhile. Learning from Bert Flores!

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#6 posted 04-08-2017 10:22 AM

This box is very beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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