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Project by grizzman posted 02-18-2011 05:00 PM 1951 views 4 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this jewelry box was made for a wonderful friend and it was a project i enjoyed making , making gifts for others gives me much more happiness then making a project and selling it, i love the joy that wood gives to others, This box is made with multiple woods, they are as follows. Walnut, Antique southern heart pine, padauk, and some maple. the piece on the top is crotch walnut that i thought had some beautiful figure, the heart pine has growth rings that show this tree it came from was several hundred years old and it beautiful patina naturally shows, as it has a beautiful warm color that shows its age so well, the top lid was made with open mortises as i wanted the ends of the tenons to show for a contrast in color on each corner, the drawers were done in walnut and i set the bottoms into a 1/4 rabbit , i usually do a datto around the bottom , but since they were not that deep i didnt want to loose the space doing it this time…they are glued and pin nailed into place and will not go anywhere..the handles are made with padauk and shaped to give the hand an easier hold when moving it around. my over all feeling on this project was one of just being grateful for a wonderful friend who is a wonderful lumberjock..sheila has befriended me since she has been here and on many occasion lifted my spirits, and i wanted to give her something that would also give her a smile on days when she needs one.thanks for looking at this project/ gift…your comments are always welcome…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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GaryD

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 05:07 PM

Grizzman, just saw who it went to. Nice gift. Box is really sharp. You have made a friend extremely happy.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 05:11 PM

it is a wonderfull gift and gesture of you Grizz

take care
Dennis

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 05:14 PM

Very pretty, and quite unusual…...........that’s a winner…...............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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patron

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 05:17 PM

great work grizz

and a wonderful gift

sheila will be very touched

i see you are using less shiny finish
looks good

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mpounders

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 05:17 PM

Nice job! That walnut looks pretty sharp!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 05:24 PM

A good friend is worth their weight in gold and having such a friend is fortunate indeed. That is a fantastic gift for your friend and i am sure it wil be forever appreciated.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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NBeener

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 05:32 PM

Not only do I think this is the best project I’ve ever seen, from you, but …. a beautiful gift, AND … the best photography I’ve seen, from your shop, yet.

It gives MY poor old peepers a REAL chance to see the intricate design details, and beautiful construction … like I haven’t seen them before.

Beautiful job, Grizz. I KNOW she’ll enjoy it for years to come :-)

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 05:35 PM

FRIENDS,.... :-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 05:46 PM

Looking good , turned out well!

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

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 05:49 PM

Hi Bob, beautiful job with those nice panels. Sharp gift indeed

-- Back home. Fernando

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 02-18-2011 05:49 PM

Way to go Grizz! The crotch walnut in the lid really steals the show. Beautiful. Great job. It is a wonderful feeling to receive a gift, but I think is is an even better feeling to give the gift.
Today both you and Sheila are feeling great. I love it.To me, this is what LJ is all about. Meeting and making good friends and then the woodworking is just a great plus. Rand

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 02-18-2011 05:58 PM

Grizz, thats a nice jewelry box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Karson

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#13 posted 02-18-2011 06:11 PM

Grizz: A great looking box. Very nice build.

-- 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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itsmic

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#14 posted 02-18-2011 06:20 PM

Nice box, the lid is very beautiful, wonderful choice of woods that contrast yet go together well. What a wonderful gesture to your friend, I agree with you on the joy of woodworking and how it can transcend the craft itself, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Russ

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#15 posted 02-18-2011 06:27 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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