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Project by GoPhillies posted 11-11-2011 03:50 AM 1313 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My oldest child and only daughter turns 11 in December so I decided to make her a “special” jewerly box since she is getting to that age now where (as surprising as it is for an 11 year old) she is accumulating jewerly. I was surfing arouns the Lumberjocks site and came across no better inspiration than from the amazing works of GaryK and specificly his beautiful Wood Collection Box “Lumberjocks” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7298 My version is made from Cherry with maple and walnut strips sandwiched within the sides and exposed via a cove cut on the table saw as shown in Gary’s blog. The lid was made from a small slab of crotch walnut I had sitting around waiting for a “special” purpose. The interior lower dividers are also cherry but were milled from a tree in my back yard as is the bottom of the box which was flocked. My daughter really digs that the wood is from our own trees. The removable tray is wenge with cherry trim and a sycamore handle. The box was finished with several coats of shellac (6-8 coats, I lost track now) and a coat of wax on top. Really like this finish. Smooth as glass and invites the touch. My wife and daughter have already commented on the finish and how much they like it. The interior was flocked which was a new technique for me and went fairly well. Thanks for looking and a big Thank You to GaryK for sharing his great woodworking mind with the rest of us.





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patron

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 04:00 AM

here is the link you posted

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7298

(you need to move the link away from the quotation mark
and have a space between the end of link and the period after it)

what a great build
and a wonderful gift

better start the trunk
she will fill this in no time lol

-- 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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#2 posted 11-11-2011 04:08 AM

I love the box

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#3 posted 11-11-2011 04:13 AM

Nice, she is sure to love it.

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GoPhillies

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#4 posted 11-11-2011 04:19 AM

thanks David, I fixed the link, the trunk is underway :)

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#5 posted 11-11-2011 04:24 AM

Nice Jewerly Box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 11-11-2011 04:52 AM

Great looking job! I hadn’t thought of using different types of “filler” wood.

I know that your daughter will enjoy it for years to come.

Thanks for posting it!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 11-11-2011 06:28 AM

Fabulous… a very lucky young lady…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 11-11-2011 06:34 AM

wonderful work

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#9 posted 11-11-2011 01:15 PM

I wish my daughter would wait for jewelry til 11 (she’s 4). I’m currently waiting for the weather to turn bad here in KC so I can find a few hours to get started on a box of my own….....I’m sure your daughter will cherish this for years, nice work!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#10 posted 11-11-2011 03:23 PM

Excellent work. I’m committed to making a special jewelry box for a niece this Christmas. Your box provides inspiration.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#11 posted 11-11-2011 03:57 PM

Beautiful. I’m building one now and I think the contrasting wood tray is something I will include. Very nice job on the finish . Thank you for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 11-11-2011 10:31 PM

Very pretty…. Where’s mine?

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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#13 posted 11-12-2011 04:38 AM

You did a wonderful job. I like the partial cuts to show the layer below. The lid looks great with the grains showing as it does. I am betting she will have this for a long time

-- Norman

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#14 posted 11-17-2011 01:43 PM

I absolutely love walnut.

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