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Maple and Purpleheart Jewelry Box

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Project by Moby posted 1142 days ago 1374 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a small box made of maple and purpleheart. I used the plans from the November or December issue of Wood Magazine. The finish is Minwax spray can lacquer.





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itsmic

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#1 posted 1142 days ago

Nice box, very pretty and well crafted, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 1142 days ago

elegant little box, well done!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 1142 days ago

cool looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 1142 days ago

Your box came out really nice. I like the combination of purpleheart and maple. Purpleheart is one really hard wood but looks nice when the right color of purple is reached.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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#5 posted 1142 days ago

Great job on the box!! Did you use aluminum for the lift handle? I just got that magazine it’s great!!!

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Moby

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#6 posted 1142 days ago

Thanks for all the compliments!
@Greg I’ve found that purpleheart is a pain to work with, especially to route, but once it’s finished it’s work the effort. To reach the right color I leave my purpleheart out in the sun until I get the desired color, then I finish it.

@WoodworkingGeek I didn’t use aluminum for the handle I use d a small piece of scrap maple. IN the future I really want to turn a finial on my new lathe.

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#7 posted 1142 days ago

Super Job I love the wood combonation

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#8 posted 1142 days ago

I like it well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Russ

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#9 posted 1142 days ago

Great work on your box. You did a better job on the legs than I did.

-- Russ

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shopmania

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#10 posted 1141 days ago

WOW! Superb!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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