Catelyns Jewelry Box

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Project by sedcokid posted 12-13-2011 06:21 PM 1601 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 8 year old Granddauaghter asked if I would make her a Jewelry box for Christmas. She has been using her mothers and most likely her mom asked her to have me make one for her. This isn’t very elaborate but will serve her purpose for a few years, at least until she is older and wants something a little fancier.

This is made from Hard Maple flooring that I received from a relative, the top is Birds Eye Maple. I choose to use Cherry as the accent splines and handle. The finish is wipe on poly.

All suggestions and comments are welcome and as always thanks for looking…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 06:36 PM

Wonderful. I can just see her now.
That will be a big day in her life. Good for you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-13-2011 06:36 PM

Very pretty, Chuck. I’m sure she’s going to love it!

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

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 07:01 PM

Nice box. I’m sure she will cherrish it for years.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 07:10 PM

Well done, the wood for the top is great.

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 07:23 PM

I love to see gifts that are handmade made rather than bought. They mean much to us in life looking back on what grandma or grandpa made for us. I made a doll cradle for my neice when she was 2 years old and she still has it at age 28. I am sure your granddaughter will treasure and love this jewelry box as well. Nicely done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 07:35 PM

A very special gift, well made box love the top and have a happy holidays my friend…BC

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 07:57 PM

Very nicely done. Hard to beat a handmade gift.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#8 posted 12-13-2011 07:58 PM

this should hold her
till she gets her own woodworker

well done
the mitered corners all around
is a real treat

-- 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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#9 posted 12-13-2011 08:26 PM

Chuck, she will just love it! That is a nice piece and that top is great. I love that birdseye maple!!
Thanks for sharing. Someday I will make some of those corner splices. They add to the beauty!!....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 12-13-2011 09:23 PM

This box is beautiful. Congratulations.


-- 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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#11 posted 12-13-2011 10:36 PM

That is one very nicely made box Chuck, easy to see it was made for someone special, like the apple of Grandad’s eye. lucky girl & I bet see will never forget the maker :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 12-13-2011 11:34 PM

Great looking box Chuck. The cherry was a good accent.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 12-13-2011 11:43 PM

Very nice box your granddaughter will love it. I turned a couple for my two granddaughters and it is a joy making things for the little ones.

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#14 posted 12-14-2011 01:21 AM

Nice looking box Chuck, guess who will be taking grand daughter shopping.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#15 posted 12-14-2011 02:55 AM

That is gorgeous, Chuck!

She’s going to love it!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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