mom's jewelry box

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Project by larryw posted 02-13-2011 07:21 AM 4212 views 48 times favorited 58 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made for my mother, It took about seven months to complete ( working nights and weekends). 6 different exotic woods were used, and many exotic materials for the inlays. I finished this one in ‘07, and have completed several other projects with inlay since then

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 07:36 AM

Absolutely amazing work on this one!! Just beautiful! I really love the top, and the butterfly on the front is so cool!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#2 posted 02-13-2011 07:40 AM

that is a cool jewelry box . that will be a true heirloom . I long to be that good one day.

-- Tools tools and more tools its funny when we go in a store for anything we always look at the tools

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#3 posted 02-13-2011 07:40 AM

I’ve gazing at it for some time.. made myself a new cup of tea and sat down to gaze some more. I cant figure out hoe someone can make this and have the endurance to stay with it. It’s one of the best made and different pieces I saw on LJ.


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#4 posted 02-13-2011 07:51 AM

i love your project the design and craftsmanship are superbe
i feel humbeld absolutly pro
i hope you will post more

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 02-13-2011 08:07 AM

All I can say is WOW? It is just gorgeous.

-- Sharon, Oregon

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#6 posted 02-13-2011 08:18 AM

Hey Larry,
Now that is one excellent piece of pure Art work…..beautiful design…sweet finish….Outstanding job.

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#7 posted 02-13-2011 09:31 AM

You sure made an incredible box. I wish I had the patience to do fine inlays like those. I love how the vine wraps around the corner.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#8 posted 02-13-2011 10:11 AM

Awesome box. Bet she likes it :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 02-13-2011 10:40 AM

That is beautiful. Any mother out there would love it.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 02-13-2011 11:39 AM

One of a kind, amazing job, you must have a special Mum (haven’t we all:))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 02-13-2011 02:22 PM

Awesome work Larry, welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 02-13-2011 02:42 PM

Very, very nice inlay work. A wonderful box.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#13 posted 02-13-2011 02:52 PM

This box is beautiful. The design is unusual and the inlay is outstanding. This is a wonderful gift for your mom and I know that she will always treasure it. Congratulations.

-- 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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#14 posted 02-13-2011 03:19 PM

This is really beautiful!

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#15 posted 02-13-2011 03:19 PM

Magnificent work of art, I love dragonflies and butterflies your design draping it over the front
is very tastefully done,

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