Jewelry Box with Spalted Maple

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Project by aero posted 04-06-2011 06:12 PM 1712 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found some pix of this gift box to share. We selected Douglas Fir because it didn’t take attention from the spalted maple top. Accents are walnut. I make the glass beads which we use for knobs and drawer pulls. Finish is wipe on poly. Rained all night but sunny now. Let it be dry!!

-- Karen and Bill

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 06:38 PM


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

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 06:51 PM

Very nice. Certainly a spectacular piece of maple …and it works perfectly with the fir. Nice base detail and the lift complements the lid nicely. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 07:17 PM

Nice piece! Love the top….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 08:00 PM

Off the Charts Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 09:48 PM

The top is really nice. Did you do this on a router table?


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#6 posted 04-06-2011 10:15 PM

Nice box, I like the contour and shape, choice of woods and craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 04-06-2011 10:25 PM

Yes, Bill built his router table adjacent to the table saw – very convenient. Both can use the same fence.

-- Karen and Bill

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 03:40 AM

beautiful !, very good design and pairing of woods. The hand-made glass pull/lift is also a nice touch.

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

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#9 posted 02-20-2012 04:34 AM

This forum is interesting. So very positive!

Yes, nice box. But the handle is crooked!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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