Blue Oak and Cherry Jewelry Box

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Project by Ken90712 posted 02-28-2011 05:09 PM 2588 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had decided it was time to surprise Blondie with something for a change. There have been a lot of projects that left the shop and went to other customers or friends and family as gifts. She had noticed this Jewelry Box while reading Wood Magazine Dec/Jan 2009/2010 addition and Loved it!

( Yes she reads my wood magazines…. LOL ).....

I decided to use some of the Blue Oak & Cherry I have in the shop. The Blue Oak comes from Rob at, “Tule Peak Timber” here in Southern California. I used maple for the drawers. I tried a new technique for me, flocking the drawers which went well. I do have one small touch up on pic #5 were the pinner scrapped a small part while gluing and attaching the drawer fronts.

I used 8 coats of Enduro Wated Based Finish by General Finishes, sanding with 600 in between.

The magazine says build it in a weekend. Hmmmmm not sure how long their weekends are. They must be like the Chefs on TV & have everything processed and cut ready for them. While I’m sure I could do the next one quicker still not convinced a weekend it long enough “>)

She Loves it which is what counts..

Hope you like it and thx for looking, all comments and advice for improving are welcome

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

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 05:14 PM

That is very nice work I love it.
I not a believer of those weekend projects they say that to pull you in. LOL

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 05:15 PM

Hi Ken

Great project and an interesting selection of materials. No wonder your wife loves it!!


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 05:21 PM

Excellent and first class!!! The curved front really adds a nice touch over a standard flat front box.
And WOW, I wish my wife would read woodworking magazines. She has no interrest in my shop except requesting woodworking projects..that I am always happy to make

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

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 05:31 PM

Nice Ken. That blue oak is pretty and the cherry is always a winner. I made a few of these and found this project to be a real hit. By switching wood varieties from what the WOOD specs called for you really made it your own.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 02-28-2011 06:25 PM

Hey Ken!

That is ONE COOL jewelry box!

I’ll find that issue and look into it… Maybe I’ll leave it out, turned to that page, etc. so my wife will see it…
I doubt if that would do any good… but I’ll try it…

Sure looks COOL…

I think you did a great job on it… Thank you for posting it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 02-28-2011 06:35 PM

Very nice Jewelry Box, excellent job of duplicating this project, seems to me that duplication involves added skill sets and a real attention to detail, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 02-28-2011 06:50 PM

Very nice Ken! great fluent lines like the surface of the water.
Great work!

-- -Thomas -

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#8 posted 02-28-2011 07:00 PM

That’s a great box Ken & so nice to give to the love of your life after such patience, no wonder she loves it.
Best regards
Ps you couldn’t e-mail me a copy of that plan could you ? can’t seem to find that in the UK

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 02-28-2011 07:34 PM

Thx everyone, Very kind. TDV I will scan it and e mail it to you if you send me your info. I have a cpl other plans to send out to fellow Lj’s for a flip stand as well. I have family in town for cpl more days so I will get on it soon for you.
Thx again fellow LJ’s

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

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#10 posted 02-28-2011 09:31 PM

Very nice Ken.
The lines flow in and out of each other. Very easy on the eyes.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#11 posted 02-28-2011 09:48 PM

Hi Ken;

Really great looking job!

No wonder your wife loves it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 02-28-2011 09:57 PM

That’s a beautiful box and you did a great job on 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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#13 posted 02-28-2011 11:34 PM

Wow, awesome job on your jewelry box, looks really great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#14 posted 03-01-2011 12:22 AM

Beautiful job and great craftmanship. Hope I can do work like that one day!!!

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#15 posted 03-01-2011 02:43 AM

Nice jewelry chest, Ken!

I really like the integrated drawer pulls.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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