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Sapele and Lacewood Jewelry Chests - Twins

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Project by majeagle1 posted 03-09-2011 06:32 AM 3162 views 40 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed these jewelry chests that were commissioned for my cousins husband as gifts.
They are both Sapele and Lacewood, finished with Danish OIl and Black Bison Wax.
I was actually hoping for a little more contrast with these two, but the lacewood darkened up
more than usual. They were very happy with them so that makes me feel good.

Finished size: 19” tall, 18” wide and 9” deep.

These were also special for me to make as they were meant for this gentleman to leave a remembrance of him to his daughter and grand daughter.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/





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MinnesotaMike

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 06:53 AM

Gene -
Wow! Those are great. Very special in and of themselves. Certainly fitting for the occassion. It’s apparent there is something personal that went into the making of them. Truly fine, fine work

Mike

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bigike

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 06:55 AM

nice twins

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

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larryw

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 07:03 AM

Wow!, once again, excellent craftsmanship. I love the look of Lacewood. very tastfully executed.

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

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rustfever

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#4 posted 03-09-2011 07:15 AM

Gene, you nailed these. AB-SO-LUTE-LY.

I have two daughter-in-laws and a grand daughter. I need to talk about getting you to do something as spectacular as these for me.

I’m sure I can find some special wood around someplace…............
Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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Blake

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#5 posted 03-09-2011 07:37 AM

Awesome, dude. The understated contrast is classy.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Woodenwizard

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#6 posted 03-09-2011 08:56 AM

How could they not be thrilled. These are awesome!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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robert triplett

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#7 posted 03-09-2011 09:19 AM

Very nice design. I think the contrast between the two woods is perfect. Is the Lacewood the lighter colored and less dense type? I use it for boxes and have found that it does get darker with Danish Oil. Thanks for sharing such beautiful work. The details of the compartments are well done

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Tom Huntley

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#8 posted 03-09-2011 11:58 AM

Gorgeous!

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

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rkoorman

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#9 posted 03-09-2011 01:11 PM

Very well made!! This is one for the to-do-list

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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MOJOE

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#10 posted 03-09-2011 01:13 PM

I agree with Blake, the subtle contrast of the finished product is awsome….really turned out nice.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 03-09-2011 02:37 PM

Nicely done.
Roger

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 03-09-2011 02:41 PM

Gene;

Fabulous job!!!

These are really great looking.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Roger

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#13 posted 03-09-2011 02:59 PM

very nice pair

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#14 posted 03-09-2011 03:18 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship Gene! Congratulation on the wonderful heirlooms you have here. Personally I can’t think of a single thing I don’t just love about these…. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 03-09-2011 03:53 PM

You certainly pick the best lumber palettes! Great job as always, Gene. i am especially envious as I am not sure I could make two of anything that end up looking the same. =)

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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