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Jewelry Box for my Niece

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Project by John posted 2388 days ago 1537 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curly maple box with mahogany dividers. The inlay came from Rockler. The joinery is hidden mitered dovetails that went wrong. When I dry fitted the joints the miters were open so I planed the corners off and added an 1/8 inch square of ebony. Finish is Zinser seal coat french polished. Cant remember how many coats but there were many.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.





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Napaman

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#1 posted 2388 days ago

looks great!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Blake

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#2 posted 2388 days ago

It’s beautiful! Nothin’ wrong with hiding your mistakes, that is one of the most important skills in woodworking. And you did an excellent job. I like the corner strips a lot.

My only disappointment is that you didn’t give us that third picture! Don’t we get to see the inside and your mahogany dividers?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Critterman

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#3 posted 2388 days ago

LOL, as has been saidl many times here….necessity is the mother of invention. The joints look great, the ebony looks great on the corners. Great box.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2388 days ago

Blake is right about hiding mistakes! Either hide them or incorporate them into the design.
Great box!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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DocK16

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#5 posted 2388 days ago

Sometimes great discoveries are made by mistake, I think it looks intentional and beautiful.

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 2388 days ago

Great box and I like the cover-ups. Great job. Beautiful wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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motthunter

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#7 posted 2388 days ago

great work

-- making sawdust....

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2388 days ago

You didn’t need to rat yourself out, other than the fact that it does encourage others to keep going and think on the fly when things go wrong in their projects. I think this is one splendid small wooden box. And I just love small wooden boxes (Northern Hemisphere Division)!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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TreeBones

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#9 posted 2387 days ago

Beautiful box, great recovery, it added an attractive feature.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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YorkshireStewart

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#10 posted 2387 days ago

Yes, all the above and I love the cheeky looking dovetails on the tray.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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rikkor

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#11 posted 2387 days ago

That box works. The dovetails look crisp, and that is a cool inlay.

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cheller

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#12 posted 2386 days ago

Nice solution to the corner problem, and a very nice box.

-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com

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Paul

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#13 posted 2386 days ago

Must be a special niece for such a special box!

You have to be the favorite uncle!

-- Paul, Texas

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JohnsBrother

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#14 posted 2385 days ago

She is (but I’m biased). I can assure one and all that John is a favorite Uncle. My daughter absolutely loves the box. It’s prominently displayed on her dresser. btw, we never knew he made any mistakes. We just thought it was a beautiful box!

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gizmodyne

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#15 posted 2385 days ago

Way to recover.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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