Jewelry Box/ Ash and Walnut

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Project by Nearlynormal1 posted 07-13-2011 06:28 AM 2244 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fun class project. Ash and Walnut box joint construction.I haven’t glued the feet on yet: can’t decide if I like it better without. ( Any opinions? ) Actually ended up making two, one is going to my sister! Thanks for looking, any comments welcome!

-- Patrice, Northern California

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#1 posted 07-13-2011 06:40 AM

Nicely Done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 07-13-2011 07:37 AM

Looks great!
The liners are unique.

I would put the feet.

What finish did you use?

you may have to lightly sand the area where the feet glue on.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 07-13-2011 07:38 AM

Nicely done. Good tight lines. I like it with the feet.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#4 posted 07-13-2011 09:59 AM

Nice design and finish…sweet job.

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#5 posted 07-13-2011 10:17 AM

Well done, looking real nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 07-13-2011 02:19 PM

Striking! I vote to keep the feet as well.

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

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#7 posted 07-13-2011 04:42 PM

That’s a very unusual box and nicely done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 07-13-2011 05:22 PM

Thanks for the nice comments…looks like there will be feet!
Ianwater; used my fav ” Good Stuf ” finish on the ash, but not on the walnut ( darkened it too much ), follwed by about 5 coats of spray poly, w/ very light sanding between coats.

Learned a lot on this project, including how to cut off the lid to make a nice tight fit.This was my first attempt at box joints and I was happy with the result.

Again, the nice figuring in ash surprised me. Took these pics outside, so the finish looks a little lighter than it appears inside. Little bit richer tones. May have to work on those feet a bit to make sure they match!

-- Patrice, Northern California

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#9 posted 07-13-2011 08:41 PM

I’ve got an opinion, just like everyone’s got a belly button. Since your beautiful box is designed with straight lines with angles added, the feet with curves seem out of place. I would opt to not add the feet as they may detract or distract the viewers’ attention away from the main theme. Excellent work! Looking forward to more great works from you!

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

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#10 posted 07-14-2011 05:03 AM

beautiful box I may say and very good craftsmanship
The design is excellent as I see it but I would like to see a different foot design for this style of box ,perhaps the design of the top brought in or very plain like a flat top pyramid upside down ,but that is my thoughts and you just have to play with different designs .

Thanks for the post and have fun !


-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 07-14-2011 07:07 AM

I have to agree with LP. Feet maybe, but not those. I didn’t know why but LP told me why. Only thing I could come up with is that they were too tall. As for the box itself, I really like it. You did a nice job with the finish too.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#12 posted 07-14-2011 02:04 PM

Beautiful box….feet maybe but not those. Box is great without feet.
I haven’t seen the pattern in the drawers before( I’m a 71 year old newbe) Is this a liner or perhaps flocking or what?

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#13 posted 07-14-2011 06:23 PM

Wow, lots of good feedback! I may have to look at some different designs for the feet, maybe something with less curves. They do seem to call attention to themselves, which you probably don’t want in feet. Maybe if they were in walnut there would be more balance….
@gwhit, I just used a fabric w/ some design to it. Wrapped around stiff plastic so the liners are removable.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

-- Patrice, Northern California

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#14 posted 07-14-2011 06:40 PM

Beautifully done. I like your design

Thanks for sharing

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

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#15 posted 07-17-2011 03:10 AM

it’s an awesome JB. nice wood combo also. just my opinion, but, I think the feet are just a little too large, but the design is very nice

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

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