Zebrawood and Wenge Jewelry Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 03-09-2011 06:42 AM 5851 views 61 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box was a wedding gift for my god-daughter. She wanted a jewelry box and she saw this one from WOOD magazine and asked if I would make one like it. What am I going to say ? But of course I can!
I wasn’t going to post this as there are many like it already posted and it is a plan from a magazine. However, it did turn out quite nice and I do like the design, so, here it is….......

Of course, finished with Danish oil and Black Bison Wax…..

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 06:56 AM

saweeeeeeeeeeeeet looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 06:58 AM

This box may be from a magazine plan , but you sure put your own personal touch on it. Wow, this is really beautiful,excellent craftsmanship.

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

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 07:19 AM

Looks really great!
Well done

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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

looks like a first-class jewelry box to me. Very nice

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#5 posted 03-09-2011 08:09 AM

Very nice and very clean workmanship.

Well done


-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#6 posted 03-09-2011 08:35 AM

Gene, I agree with everyone above!..It is a lovely combination that shows your craftmanship.
What magazine had the original plans and did you make any changes to the design.
lovely work


-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#7 posted 03-09-2011 08:39 AM

Curious – what would you sell this piece for?

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#8 posted 03-09-2011 08:59 AM

beautiful piece, nice work very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#9 posted 03-09-2011 09:42 AM

You will have one happy god-daughter!
This is a beauty, so well made a pleasure for the eye.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 03-09-2011 11:33 AM

I don’t think you could have picked two better woods to go together if you tried! Wow, what a great job. Don’t sell your self short just because it came from plans. It still takes skill to make it lok this nice. Think of it this way, there are all kinds of books to fix cars but many take it to mechanics.

GREAT JOB! Thx for sharing

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

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#11 posted 03-09-2011 02:44 PM


I love the way you have the piece of wenge on the front of the lid. Sticking out like that is a beautiful design detail that adds so much to the piece.

Great choice of woods, too.

Overall, very beautiful job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 03-09-2011 02:53 PM

very awesome! nice wood combo. looks grrrreat

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 03-09-2011 02:57 PM

Very nice, you achieved a beautiful project.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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

Top notch work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 03-09-2011 03:38 PM

Great box Gene! The plan was just a launching point, you made it your own.

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

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