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Cypress/Padauk Jewelry Box

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Project by lclashley posted 03-03-2008 06:13 AM 1888 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my wife. I had hoped to give it to her on valentine’s day, but time did not allow. She seems to like it none the less. The case in made of cypress, the drawer fronts are african padauk, and the pulls are cocobolo. I used my new Leigh Super 18” jig to cut the dovetails. I have to give molarman credit for the design. His five drawer box inspired this project. Thanks





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grovemadman

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#1 posted 03-03-2008 06:15 AM

Fine box! Great choice of wood.

-- --Chuck

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#2 posted 03-03-2008 06:19 AM

Very cool looking box! Nice to see that you used your new Leigh jig.

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

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#3 posted 03-03-2008 06:25 AM

Very good looking box. I like the different woods.

-- Larry, Shreveport

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#4 posted 03-03-2008 06:42 AM

Really nice looking box. I love Padauk – it ages nicely. The only thing that I don’t like about it is the it will bleed onto lighter woods. Your box looks great though. I may make one like it for storing pens in.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 03-03-2008 06:51 AM

Really nice. What is it like to work with cypress and where did you get it?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#6 posted 03-03-2008 09:20 AM

Nice job on the jewelery box, good contrast in wood.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 03-03-2008 12:24 PM

This is a gorgeous box and I really like the wood combination. I am sure that you “earned some points” with your wife for this.

How did you finish the piece?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-03-2008 01:52 PM

very nice.. the colours really add to the impact.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 03-03-2008 02:14 PM

Thats a nice blend of woods. Very well done.

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#10 posted 03-03-2008 03:35 PM

Wow very nice

-- Hope Never fails

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#11 posted 03-03-2008 03:44 PM

Great box and Great job!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#12 posted 03-03-2008 03:58 PM

Good job.
Color me ignorant, but I have never seen drawer faces attached like that. I like it.
Or am I seeing it wrong. Are they slid into place, or is it double half blind dovetails?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Bradford

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#13 posted 03-03-2008 04:38 PM

It would make a great tool box. Lucky her.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#14 posted 03-03-2008 04:47 PM

Nice joinery. Your wife must be proud.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 03-03-2008 05:26 PM

That’s a terrific looking box! Where’s Don?

-- Robb

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