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My version of Japanese jewelry box

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 02-21-2012 07:53 AM 2776 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I liked this design so much that I thought I would try my version of it. The box is made from one of my favorites – Rainbow Poplar (mineral stained poplar). I spent alot of time on getting the flow of the wood just right – wrapping around the sides and top. Underside of the top and the bottom are Bloodwood. Handle and feet are Walnut.
Oh yeah, the divider is Purpleheart.

I made this to sell, but my sister-in-law saw it first… can you say “birthday present”?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 09:49 AM

Really nice. Lovely grain pattern. An excellent birthday present!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 10:10 AM

Nice looking box I like the choice of wood you chose..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 12:09 PM

That looks great, the wood was a great choice and from the front it looks like a nice part of the tree trunk. Good job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 12:19 PM

Very nice and the time you spent on the “flow” was well spent. A great job and a beautiful box.

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 12:34 PM

this is very awesome! really like the design, and wood combo/s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 12:55 PM

Handsome work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 04:28 PM

a lot of great details,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 04:35 PM

This is really nice and is a great design. Well done

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- 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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razor524

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 10:35 PM

I like it very much. Great use of colors!

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doncutlip

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 12:01 AM

The way you matched the grain around the corners is fantastic. And the figure on that wood is eye-popping. You should be very well pleased with how that turned out.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 02-22-2012 12:42 AM

Well she gets the original, the second one should be easier? Nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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sptfish

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#12 posted 03-10-2012 05:00 PM

Excellent grain direction and matching. I know that was hard with this wood.

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida, http://www.ckherzer1@comcast.net

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bigike

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#13 posted 03-10-2012 05:08 PM

very cool

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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