Jewelry Box

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Project by CubsFan posted 01-01-2012 08:11 PM 2384 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a Christmas present for my niece, so I decided to make her this Jewelry Box that came out of Wood Magazine #165.

It was my first experience using wenge and curly maple, and I found each to be challenging for very different reasons. My planer was not terribly kind to the curly maple, and the splintering of the wenge was problematic at times.

Finished it with boiled linseed oil and some spray finish. I’m really happy with how it turned out. My curves could have been a bit smoother, and my attempt at bookmatching the top ended up with a bit of a line in the middle, but I’m pretty proud of it.

Overall, a very fun project for me (and my niece loved it too!)

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 08:16 PM

Great combination of wood, nice design, beautiful box

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 08:21 PM

You should be proud of it. this is tremendous. Nice work.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 08:40 PM

Beautiful. You must have put some hours into that present CubsFan. Lucky niece! Wish I had a skilful generous uncle!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 09:09 PM

That is a beautiful box. Well done – your Niece should be VERY happy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 03:52 AM

Very nice box. I bet she just loved it.
I was also working with some curly maple pen blanks earlier today and it definitely has some interesting machining characteristics.

-- nate.

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 06:28 AM

Great looking box and wonderful gift. Go Cubs!!!

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-04-2012 05:26 AM

awesome box dude man,,,,,,,,,great look

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 06:32 AM

I remember seeing that in Wood mag a long time ago, very cool use of contrasting woods.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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