Jayhawk Jewelry box

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Project by JHawkFan posted 07-03-2011 02:03 PM 2781 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an anniversary gift for my wife, a Jayhawk Jewelry box.
First let me start by saying I didn’t do the top. That was done by another LJ pro I worked with him via email and told him what I wanted and he gave the options to make it rock. He did an amazing job.
This is a walnut box. The edges were done with a miter router bit. The bottom is a red velvet I will be adding a top self (that is why there is a lip around the inside) which will be blue velvet (the blue and red being KU’s colors). I just ran out of time to finish the self in time. I must say I learned a lot with box and although it really pissed me off at times because I would realize my wood working skills aren’t as good as I thought I did enjoy making this. With each project I try to do something new and learn, I did with this!
But the most important thing is my wife LOVES this. Although I see the errors I made and things I would have like to change she sees a great jewelry box made by hand…

-- Matt Speer , ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 03:17 PM

Excellent job. No errors visible from here!

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

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 03:35 PM

saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet box very nice work both of you.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 04:01 PM

Wow great box, I know some people who would pay for this jewelry box being I like in kansas LOL.

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 04:26 PM

Nice job, Matt and nice job Mat.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 07-03-2011 05:08 PM

sweet nice little box.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#6 posted 07-03-2011 05:16 PM

Way to go Matt! That turned out really awesome. It was a pleasure working on this with you, and I’m glade to hear that your wife liked it!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#7 posted 07-03-2011 05:52 PM

Very Nice Box, The lid work is exceptional, artistic, and as stated “Flawless”, hats off to the craftsman/artist, the box is also very nice and compliments the project, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 07-03-2011 06:17 PM

Great collaborative project !!! All I can say is WOW !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 07-04-2011 04:52 AM

Rock! Chalk! Awesomeness!

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 12:44 AM

I would like to buy a jewelry box exactly like this from you if possible. this is beautiful.

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