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First Commission, Inlayed Jewelry Box

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Project by John posted 969 days ago 2229 views 7 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my first commission! Box is curly soft maple, cherry for the tray and dividers. The inlay is black dyed pearwood. Finish is french polished shellac. Tray is lined with suede. Had to buy a 1/16” chisel for the tray dovetails. Feels good to get this one done.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.





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alholstein

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#1 posted 969 days ago

Nice job, if this is your first I am sure it won’t be your last commission. Very nice grain and great finish.

Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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Dale

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#2 posted 969 days ago

Beautiful job, John.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Gary

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#3 posted 969 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Pdub

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#4 posted 969 days ago

Congrats on the commision, it looks great. Al is right, this won’t be your last commision!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#5 posted 969 days ago

Great craftsmanship!

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atogrf1

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#6 posted 969 days ago

Awesome!!!!
If I may ask, how did you finish it? The curl really pops!!!!
Did you just use the shellac, or did you use a darker coat to highlight the curl and then sand it off first?

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Al Wojcik

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#7 posted 969 days ago

Very nice job on the box. I love the finish and the inlay work.

-- Woodman12608, cedar Lake, IN

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 969 days ago

Amazing craftsmanship. Gorgeous wood. Excellent design.
Just a fantastic piece.
Well done!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 969 days ago

Hello John

Absolutly fantastic

A really beautiful work
My wife mustn’t see this project or ….....
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Gary

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#10 posted 969 days ago

I had to come back and look at this again. You did a surpurb job. Especially on that inlay. wow

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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dpwalker

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#11 posted 969 days ago

Stunning!

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

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 969 days ago

The box is absolutely beautiful.

-- 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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RogerBean

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#13 posted 969 days ago

Nicely done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Northwest29

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#14 posted 969 days ago

That box is absoulely gorgeous and the wood selection was great. The craftsmaship is DY-NO-MITE!

Did you the initial by hand or was it laser cut?

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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carpenterdan

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#15 posted 969 days ago

Beautiful job!!!

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