Jewelery box

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Project by Kaleo posted 01-25-2007 10:55 AM 3199 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few pics of a jewelery box that I recently made.

It is made of Jarrah and Musk veneer, suede lining and ebony inlay and Paua shell.

All the corners are hand cut mitered dovetails. The top is a beautiful book-matched musk veneer with a ebony string inlay around it. The inside is lined with suede and there is a tray. The eschuchen is a paua shell inlay.

Let me know what you think, thanks alot.

-- Kaleo ,

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#1 posted 01-25-2007 04:50 PM

Very nice.

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#2 posted 01-25-2007 08:03 PM

Kaleo, this is a great piece. I specialize in small boxes, but believe this is one of the nicest I’ve seen. I appreciate the hand-cut mitered dovetails. I used the same joinery on this box, so appreciate the difficulty involved.

The picture doesn’t show the ‘ebony string inlay around the veneered top. Can you post a closeup of this?

I like your use of color matching suede lining. Where do you get this and the Paua shell inlay?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 01-25-2007 08:17 PM

what do I think??? It’s beautiful!!
I love the lines in the top as well as inside the lid.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 01-25-2007 08:30 PM

Great craftsmanship, & beauty. The grain figure in the wood is spectacular.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 01-28-2007 02:52 PM

Your school is teaching you well. If you can work out the marketing/taxes/expenses/business plan information, I think you will have a great career in woodworking. I hope your school is teaching you about business planning, as it is will be as important, or more so, than learning the craft.

Keep us posted.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 05-02-2007 08:17 PM

Kaleo, was just shuffling some past projects and this beaut turned up. What an outstanding piece. The way you used the wood and the craftsmanship is just terrific. Hope to see more boxes by you in the future. Thanks a lot for sharing this one.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 08-04-2008 07:24 AM

Nice box..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 11-07-2011 06:01 PM

good job!

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