Jewelry box

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Project by gavinzagreb posted 939 days ago 1593 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi I’m new here and this project is about a year old now and is the first jewelry box I ever made.
There’s something like 6 different woods in it. Mainly Ironbark and oak but with scraps of teak, maybe walnut and beech. Those little bits were either scraps or firewood so I’m not sure.
The Oak is over 100 years old from my inlaws farm house here in Croatia and the ironbark was a tree that has sat dead in my parents front garden in Ipswich Australia for years, and was there when I was growing up.
When I went to Australia last year, they asked me to cut some of it down and I decided to take some pieces back to Croatia with me to make a jewelry box for my wife. Had to cut it by hand !! Not any easy task.
I think it turned out pretty good and my wife was really impressed.

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#1 posted 938 days ago

this is a very nice jewelry box. I like the wood combos, and the box joints look super. nice handle also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 938 days ago

The box joints came out extremely well with my home made ‘0akpark’ style box joint jig. I was surprised how well it worked. The handle was also a stroke of luck as I had previously bought an odd profile router bit at a flea market and it turned out to be a drawer pull bit. I’ve only used it once.

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#3 posted 938 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great box and well thought out. Love the tray and how you made it too.

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

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#4 posted 938 days ago

Nice Box, welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#5 posted 938 days ago

First time at making a box!! Good job, from what I can see your joints are well made. Keep up the good work and let us see more.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#6 posted 938 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.
I’ve been tasked to make my daughters jewelery boxes for their birthdays. I like this design and lack of hinges. Children can be hard on hinges!!!!! I believe this layout will be applied to their gifts. Thanks for posting!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#7 posted 938 days ago

Nice craftsmanship! Welcome to LJ and I’m look forward in seeing more posting. Thanks

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#8 posted 938 days ago

That saw was $5?

Great work.


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#9 posted 938 days ago

Yep $5 australian for that chinese saw at a fleamarket. It was razor sharp for about a day and then dulled some on that ironbark.
At the time I didn’t have a joiner or planer and used my router and a sled to thickness all the wood for this project. I also was using a home made table saw which i only just replaced with something not home made and only a little better.

Thanks for all the encouraging replies !
I haven’t made another box yet but plan to.I’ve got a few other things to upload in the next few days though.

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#10 posted 938 days ago

I like the rich warm tones of the woods ,beautiful box .

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 878 days ago

Nice job! I’d like to get into making jewelery and other boxes too after seeing yours! Thanks for pasting it.

-- Wayne,Saint John,NB

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#12 posted 849 days ago

after seeing your post on Larry’s web site i wanted to look at ho you were and your info, i went to your web page and watched your video, you are an incredible performer, and i wish you all the best in your pursuance of your career.. you make some great projects with limited tools, which will really give you much better skill then someone who uses just power tools, my hat is off to you, grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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