Ebony Jewelry Box

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Project by CowanNavy posted 02-06-2012 12:02 AM 2012 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my first jewelry box. I made it for a friend for Christmas. Pretty simple design. It is made of Gaboon Ebony and Purple Heart; black flocking through out. It is finished with Renaissance Wax. The scroll work was designed by me but I did cheat in cutting it out. I scanned it into my computer, changed the format and had a shop here cut it out on their lazer engraver. The scroll work piece itself is sandwiched between 2 pieces of glass so that I dont have to worry about dust collecting in the piece. It took me about 2 months of working on it here and there when I had time off from working on other projects in the shop. I actually built the lid first as a stand alone piece and then decided that while I like it, it needed something else to go with it. It just wasnt complete yet. So I designed and built the box to go with it. The handle for removing the tray is made from a scrap piece of ebony I rounded out on my lathe.

As always all comments, suggestions, and critiques are welcomed.

-- ET1 (SS) Cowan, Bremerton, WA - (I'll come up with a witty quote later)

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 12:10 AM

Welcome to Ljs
This is an amazing box with wonderful wood ,cool scroll work and contrasting purple heart. super job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 12:16 AM

Welcome to LJ. Beautiful box. I especially like the unique scrollwork you designed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 01:13 AM

No shame in cheating. Even just designing something that intricate is impressive. Well done.

-- Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. -Henry Ford

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 01:43 AM

Very nice work.

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

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#5 posted 02-06-2012 03:17 PM

very awesome idea for that beautiful top. how is it to work with flocking?? thnx

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

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 09:45 PM

Where modern meets traditional… I like it…the use of a laser is the modern and the splines on the box traditional…very cool… and to used two sheets of glass to keep out the dust… outstanding…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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