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Project by CowanNavy posted 800 days ago 1298 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 800 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#2 posted 800 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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PistolPete

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#3 posted 800 days ago

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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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 800 days ago

Very nice work.

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 800 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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degoose

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#6 posted 724 days ago

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…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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