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Walnut Jewelry Box with Curly Maple Inset

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Project by rlrjr posted 10-20-2011 05:59 PM 2081 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut with curly maple inlay, dovetail corner posts also of maple. Quadrant hinges are the ones that I posted some months ago from A & H Turf Specialties. The top has mitered corners with a rabbit for a piece of Baltic plywood to which the inlay is glued from the top and the mirror from the bottom.

-- When I works, I works hard. When I sits, I sits loose. And when I thinks I falls asleep.--





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sgtq

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 06:14 PM

very pretty, my favorite combination of woods

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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rkoorman

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 06:36 PM

Wow, dovetail corner post….i’ve never seen those before !!

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Ian Hawthorne

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 08:28 PM

Very nice rlrjr – you look like you have spent quite a bit of time on this piece which is seen from the outside and inside detailing.

Only thing I would change would be the little brass knob.

Cheers

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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Lostalos21

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#4 posted 10-20-2011 08:45 PM

Nice Piece! The Walnut and Maple contrast beautifully together. Great looking dovetails too.

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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rlrjr

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#5 posted 10-20-2011 08:54 PM

Ian,

I’m curious as to what kind of knob you would like to see. I’m always open to other opinions and suggestions.

-- When I works, I works hard. When I sits, I sits loose. And when I thinks I falls asleep.--

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Ian Hawthorne

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#6 posted 10-20-2011 09:26 PM

I would either not have a knob and the lid could be easily opened with your hands at either side or a small routed groove at the front.

The box looks great with clean workmanship and IMHO does not need the knob.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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Trev_Batstone

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#7 posted 10-21-2011 06:06 AM

Gorgeous looking box. I love the dovetail posts. Keep up the good work.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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rlrjr

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#8 posted 10-21-2011 01:42 PM

Ian,

My love of brass sometimes gets in the way…the next time I build this design it will have a routed groove in the front.

-- When I works, I works hard. When I sits, I sits loose. And when I thinks I falls asleep.--

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#9 posted 10-22-2011 03:07 PM

Im with Ian …maybe brass feet ??? Love the box looks awesome esp the corners !!

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#10 posted 10-25-2011 09:51 PM

Very nice.. Love the dovetails

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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itsmic

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#11 posted 11-11-2011 05:26 PM

Fine looking Box, nice wood combo, great work on the joints, I like the added features, the mirror sets this piece off well, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#12 posted 06-21-2012 04:23 PM

Another beautiful jewelry box. Congratulations

helluvawreck
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