jewerly box - Gnome inspired for a little girl

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Project by grizzman posted 05-24-2011 08:33 PM 2077 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello there fellow jocks, this is a project ive worked on for three weeks now, its a gift for a young girl i go to church with and she loves fairies and gnomes, so i came up with this design, which i was inspired with from a few pictures i saw, and this is what i came up with, the jewelry box is made from walnut and red cedar with a few accent woods like padauk and curly maple, there are four small drawers behind the arched doors, they are solid walnut that i routed out the wood to create the sunken drawer, the chimney is removable to expose a small block of wood that will hold a ring, and then of coarse there are the 2 main drawers for more things a girl would want to keep. i made a jig to hold the blocks of wood so that i could rout the meat of the wood out, which made it safe and enjoyable, the blocks of wood were about 3 1/2×3 and trying to hold a router on top and do it safely was more then a challenge..the main body of this was finished with semi gloss water base poly, and the drawers were done with a mix of BLO and tung oil..i wanted the drawers to slide with ease and not get gummed up with poly, they work perfect and the oils give them the right look and feel..i will give this to the little girl either today or tomorrow and hope she will love it for a lifetime. thank you for looking and thanks for your constant support and friendship…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 08:38 PM

Very cool. Fun!

-- Comfortably covered in dust

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 08:42 PM

I got a sneak peek at this, and pretty much drooled and dripped with praise and compliments, but … I’m more than willing to do this again. Here’s most of what I said, offline:

You may have seen …. on some LJ projects … where I can’t say anything but

But … I don’t want you to think that … one word doesn’t tell the story.

So … all I can say is …. this is the coolest piece I’ve EVER seen from you,
and among the very few coolest pieces that I’ve EVER seen …. period.

There’s magic in this box. There’s “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” and JRR
Tolkein, and … wizardry, and King Arthur in this box. There’s whimsy in this
box, and fun, and youthfulness. There’s heart in this box, and there’s SOUL in
this box.

I wish I could see it, up close.

Yeah. I love this thing.

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 08:54 PM

That is one cool box, Grizz!
It is so unique and the wood combinations really make it special.
This is your best yet, Grizz!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 09:15 PM

Hey Grizz
This is so neat an unique ,what a great idea and super build. I know you little church girl will love it. A one of a kind work of art.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 09:24 PM

What a nice gift, Grizz. The lucky girl will have a smile for a very long time!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 09:35 PM

a la beener


you just keep outdoing yourself
the magic
and the prayers come thru
loud and clear

wonderful gift

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 09:56 PM

You’re too much Grizz. More people should have a heart like yours. There would be a lot less strife in this world. You have really outdone yourself here Pal. I wish I had your youthful, and magical imagination. What a great gift for a little girl. I’m sure she will be thrilled and cherish it for her little girl, someday. God Be With You, you old coot.

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

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#8 posted 05-24-2011 10:34 PM

That is fantastic Grizzman..The little girl will cherish it forever and have a great example of generossity and thoughtfulness by you.

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#9 posted 05-24-2011 10:46 PM

What a fantastic present for a very lucky girl! I agree with everyone above! It is simply enchanting! I would have loved to have something so wonderful when I was little. I am sure she will cherish forever and it will be something that she will be able to pass down to her own daughter some day! You’re amazing, Grizz! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 05-24-2011 11:30 PM

Although gnomes sort of scare me (like clowns..)... this is great!

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#11 posted 05-24-2011 11:50 PM

Ya just a big softie Grizz :))))
Bet you enjoyed a mile wide smile from that lucky little girl, fabulous job man

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 05-25-2011 12:11 AM

She’s going to love it Grizz. Nice job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 05-25-2011 12:32 AM

Really nice job….really nice. You’re going to have to change your name from grizz to teddy/ lucky little girl

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#14 posted 05-25-2011 12:39 AM

Definitely different.

Nice build.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 05-25-2011 12:51 AM

Best wishes

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