Purpleheart & maple jewelry box

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Project by BilltheDiver posted 06-20-2011 01:16 AM 1325 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of pics of a purpleheart and maple jewelry box I made for my wife. It is about 22 inches wide. This was my first attempt at inlaying a monogram via the scrollsaw and then inlaying the purpleheart oval with a router inlay kit. The top layer has 45 divisions for earrings and the drawers are all divided per her request.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 01:41 AM

Love this jewelry box! It is simply beautiful! :)


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

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 05:29 AM

Wonderful box, very nice craftsmanship, style and color are very good.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 06:01 AM

Very nice box… I’ve been eyeing the purpleheart at the lumber yard for awhile now… After seeing this box I’m going to have to get some…..What kind of finish did you use….

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 07:03 AM

Thanks everyone! Bob the finish is brushing lacquer. Having used it, I will now go back to spraying lacquer personally. Purpleheart is great. It does burn easily and the purple color will eventually turn brown with exposure to uv, but I love the wood.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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