Jewelry Box for Lana

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Project by Bobsboxes posted 01-21-2012 03:17 AM 1819 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the first jewelry boxes I made. This one for our daughter-in law Lana. Babingga sides and spalted maple top, pull, and splines. This was 3 or 4 years ago. I built a spline jig and box joint jig for the hinges. I used a home made drilling jig for hinges, brass pins in hinges, w? epoxy. lacquer finish and velvet lining. My sweetheart Lynda bought me a freud box joint blade set which got me going on this style of hinges

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 03:20 AM

Great looking wood, really love the hinges.

Wonderful job

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 03:29 AM

Super looking box Bob.very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 05:12 AM

Nice box, I like making the wooden hinges also – I use the Freud Box Joint Blades and really like the cut. I’m working on a box right now that will have some Cocobolo hinges on it.

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

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 05:21 AM

Thanks for the good comments, Bill I have made lots of the box joint hinges, but no Cocobolo hinges I will be looking out for your box. The hinges are great as they cost almost nothing, but grey hair when the drilling goes badly.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 07:11 AM

Man that spalted maple is beautiful! Nice work Bob!...Great colors!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 02:32 PM

This is a beautiful box! Those hinges are to die for. You did a great job on this. Man….................I love those hinges ! ! !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 02:52 PM

Very nice looking and I’m sure that she loved it.


-- 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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#8 posted 01-21-2012 04:56 PM

What a great job, hard to believe its your first one.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 11:57 PM

Very nice work, great box.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 01-22-2012 01:31 PM

A very nice box. Lovely choice of timbers.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#11 posted 01-22-2012 02:23 PM

very nioce….love the hinges

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#12 posted 02-13-2014 02:13 AM

Nice job – Great box and nice choice of wood – going to attempt that myself soon.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#13 posted 01-14-2016 01:14 PM

Very beautiful box. I like the wood hinges and wood combos. Very nice indeed

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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