Honduras Rosewood & Bloodwood Jewelry Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 03-22-2011 06:27 AM 3926 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first saw the grain in this wood I just “had to have it”......

As usual it is finished with Danish Oil and Black Bison Wax.

This finished out to feel as “smooth as a baby’s butt”!

Dimensions are:

12 x 8 x 4

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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Douglas Krueger

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#1 posted 03-22-2011 06:33 AM

Nice work and agree that the grain is full of character and expression. The bloodwood is a great contrasting match. Only wish the Thai/Burma rosewood was blessed with such a dramatic grain.

Keep it up

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#2 posted 03-22-2011 07:05 AM

wow, just a big wow!!


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#3 posted 03-22-2011 08:11 AM

Very nice box.

The grain is beautifull.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 03-22-2011 08:55 AM

herb sampler


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 03-22-2011 12:18 PM

Nicely done. It’s always a joy to work with that special piece of wood and see it move to completion.

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

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#6 posted 03-22-2011 01:20 PM

Gorgeous Gene, really beautiful grain and design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 03-22-2011 01:50 PM

very very nice. wow, that grain does pop

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

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#8 posted 03-22-2011 02:06 PM

Really nice work, mon ami.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 03-22-2011 02:16 PM

Gene… I really got a thing for this box… Talk about outstanding work my friend. You have me wanting to get my hands on some Honduras rosewood after seeing this piece. Can’t get over how well you brought out the real beauty of the wood. There is no doubt that you got the magic touch…

Thanks for sharing Gene…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 03-22-2011 03:09 PM

I have to agree with you about the wood, bold and striking grain. You’ve really done it justice with this box. Its a real beauty, Gene.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 03-22-2011 03:30 PM

Beautiful wood, beautiful box. Really stands out.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 03-22-2011 03:34 PM

Wow! The grain just jumps out at you and has such a rich color. The bloodwood is a perfect compliment.
Very nice work Gene, and your dividers are outstanding!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#13 posted 03-22-2011 04:10 PM

Another excellent piece and definitely some beautiful wood choices.

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#14 posted 03-22-2011 04:54 PM

Nice grain wrap. Were you able to get all 4 corners lined up?
Very well done

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#15 posted 03-22-2011 05:28 PM

Beautiful job on the box. I really like the grain match.

The wood choice is stunning.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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