Twins yet again..... Zebrawood & Curly Maple Jewelry Boxes

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Project by majeagle1 posted 1163 days ago 2653 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two of my favorite wood combinations, Zebrawood and Curly Maple.
Again, the first two pictures are of different boxes and the remaining
4 pictures are of the second box.

12×8 x 4 Finished with Danish Oil and Black Bison Wax

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

Gene, I just had the pleasure of looking at all of your new boxes. Very nice work. A nice, simple design with beautiful wood combinations. Thanks for sharing with us. I really liked the two tone wood choices.

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

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#2 posted 1163 days ago

Very nice job on the boxes
I am in the process of building one for my daughter
and maybe you can help me out
What kind of adhesive did you use to hold the velvet

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Mark Blomster

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#3 posted 1163 days ago

Beautiful piece! The zebrawood and tiger maple look great together. Corners look fantastic with the continuous grain. Nice work!

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#4 posted 1163 days ago

Gene, don’t post all these boxes at once…. you’re not giving me time to drool over them individually!!!

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

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Ian Hawthorne

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#5 posted 1163 days ago

Nice work – crisp and clean.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#6 posted 1162 days ago

Your latest efforts make a fine collection Gene…
As with all of your work, beautiful wood selections and impeccable work…
Very Well Done Sir!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 1162 days ago

The curly maple is so beautiful and a perfect match with the zebrawood! Excellent work.

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#8 posted 1162 days ago

I really like your work, admire the craftmanship.

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

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#9 posted 1162 days ago

very nice. really likin the splines and wood combos

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 1162 days ago

I have quite a bit of Zebrawood and Figured Maple.

Hmmmmm! what can I do with it?

Thanks again. Really nice design and workmanship.

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

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#11 posted 1162 days ago

Thank you all for such wonderful comments, much appreciated!

MikeDe—-The way I do the bottom lining is I use Darcee’s Foamie sheets that are self stick, cut them to size. Then cut a piece of Ultra Suede about 1/2” larger than that and layout flat “upside down”. I then spray 3m Super 77 adhesive on the non-stick side of the foamie, place that on the Ultra Suede, cut the corners and fold over edges onto the self stick side. Place this in the bottom of the box and press flat all around. This, to me, gives it a nice soft feel to it. This is probably more info than you wanted but thought I would fully explain.

Kent—Zebrawood and Figured Maple….... sounds like some pretty fancy jigs to me !!! LOL

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 1162 days ago

Hi Gene;

Very elegant looking box. Impressive workmanship, too.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 1162 days ago

I’ve just been looking at your projects page for the last 15 minutes trying to decide which of your boxes I like best and I can’t. Their all wonderful. Great wood, great design, great execution. Thanks for sharing them.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#14 posted 1162 days ago

nicely done. Thanks for your version of lining the bottom… that always adds an extra touch of class.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 1162 days ago

My brother, I am tempted to call you “Gene The Box-making Machine”, except for the fact that everything about the design, build and finish of all your work is the antithesis of machined, quick work boxes. You are truly a craftsman if the highest order. Wow.

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

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