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Project by Neight posted 01-03-2012 12:13 AM 950 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Christmas present I made for my wife. It is supposed to be a jewelry box, though I am still too new to make trays for it….
The lid is zebra wood and the body was made from some wood sent to me by chrisstef. He was told it was chestnut, though both of us thought it looked a lot like oak. The base is something unidentified that I had in the shop.
I had a lot of fun making this one, and it’s the biggest box I have made yet. On my next one, I would like to try a drawer and maybe a hinged lid, but since I lack experience and I wanted it to look really nice, I just went with what I know for this one.
thanks for checking!

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 12:21 AM

I really like the grain on that box, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 12:53 AM

Cool box I bet your wife loved it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dallas

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 01:13 AM

Lookin’ Good Neight, although I would call it a ‘Possibles’ box…. anything that will fit is possible!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 01:42 AM

Im late to the party here …. nice work Nate. Miters came out nice n tight, no burn on the round over, and i really dig the zebrawood top and handle. I love seein good lumber back in use.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 07:32 PM

Looks really sharp.. nice job

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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