Ring & Earring Boxes

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Project by wood4ever posted 12-27-2011 05:25 PM 1736 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dear LJ’s,

I think it’s about time to overcome the FPS (First Post Syndrome). Being so, here it goes:

Ring & Earring boxes, common walnut structure (Juglans regia, Portugal), spalted beech lid (Fagus sylvatica, UK), beech internal dividers (Fagus sylvatica, Germany) and ebony handle (Diospyros crassiflora, Gabon)

I hope you enjoy this.

Please accept my true season’s greetings (Merry Christmas & Happy New Year).


-- PJ, Lisbon, Portugal

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 05:40 PM

Great work!

Love the wood as well as the dimensions of these.

Keep up the great work!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 06:28 PM

Beautiful wood and a nice project. Excellent first project posting! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 06:46 PM

Very much so. That’s excellent work.

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#4 posted 12-27-2011 07:59 PM

PJ these are some beautiful boxes. I love the lids… also like the handle for the top… Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 10:20 PM

Excellent combination of woods. Very pleasing to the eye, well done. How did you attach the bottom of the box ?

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Donn Busby

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 11:28 PM

As everyone, I think these are beautiful boxes. I’m especially impressed by the consistent chamfer that breaks the edges…really defines the planes.


-- Donn,

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robert triplett

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 12:21 AM

Great first post. This is jumping in with both feet! Very nice boxes. I do have a question about what a ‘hearing’ box is? Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 12:56 AM

Fellow LJ’s.

Thank you for your encouraging comments about this.

kokaneesailor: The bottom is a 3mm thick walnut panel. It’s held by a slot, 3mm deep, routed 2mm from the bottom of all four sides.

robert triplett: First I was intrigued with your question. Then I realized that the reason was my poor English into action. I already corrected it. Thank you for making me notice this.



-- PJ, Lisbon, Portugal

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#9 posted 12-28-2011 01:38 AM

Nicely done with a good design and super wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 12-30-2011 05:42 AM

Wow… I’ll have to keep an eye open for more spalted wood. No telling how many times I’ve tossed wood out that could be used to make something great! Thanks for the inspiration, great job!

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#11 posted 01-02-2012 04:06 AM


-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#12 posted 01-14-2012 05:17 AM

Super clean. Excellent attention to detail! Love the contrasting woods. Keep up the great work!


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