Jewelry Box

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Project by cobbler posted 03-21-2008 03:38 PM 2503 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this jewelry box, for practice, working with different wood/color combinations. The woods used in the box include: pine, ash, white oak, quilted maple veneer, yellow heart, walnut, cedar, white oak burl, poplar, birch plywood, African padauk, cocobolo and maple burl veneer. There are 2 hidden compartments accessible by removing the front drawer and taking the pin/key and swing the sides in. It was a fun project and surprised me how well the different woods and colors worked together.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#1 posted 03-21-2008 03:56 PM

Dad, that box turned out very well!! Great Job!

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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#2 posted 03-21-2008 04:11 PM

That is nice! I love using several types of wood together in one project. I would love to see more detail on the hidden compartments. Maybe I should start a thread on hidden compartments! Great box!

-- Dooley

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#3 posted 03-21-2008 04:21 PM

That is one great looking box. Fantastic execution.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-21-2008 04:50 PM

Great box I would love to see how you made the secret compartment.

-- Billp

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#5 posted 03-21-2008 05:13 PM

Really cool box. Great color combo!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-21-2008 06:03 PM

Excellent Box! I too would like to hear more about the secret compartment. I was reading in FWW about Steve Latta’s Amish spice box with it’s secret compartments, and find this fascinating.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 03-21-2008 06:49 PM

This is a wonderful box. You managed to put practically an entire forest into it. The woods all came together nicely.

Thanks for the post. This is truly a gorgeous box.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Kevin Violette

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#8 posted 03-21-2008 08:16 PM

Nice job!! This looks beautiful and hey, way to empty out the “scrap bin” as well. lol :)

-- Kevin

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#9 posted 03-21-2008 09:53 PM

This is superb. Good work. I am also interested in the secret compartments.

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#10 posted 03-21-2008 11:31 PM

The box looks great. The woods sure look beautiful together. I’m a secret compartment guy and wouldl like to see more detail as well. Thanks for possing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-22-2008 07:08 PM

Wow, beautiful job! This must have taken forever. I agree that the woods look great together.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 02-19-2009 04:06 PM

Beautiful box and and very well done, thats a great combination.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 04-21-2009 08:49 PM

Great box

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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