Canarywood and Purpleheart Jewelry box

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 02-21-2012 08:03 AM 2352 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry about the picture quality. I found some thin brass strips at Hobby Lobby and inlaid some into the top of the box… I hope it’s clear enough. I went for an oriental look again. I like the contrast of Canarywood and Purpleheart. The feet look lighter as I havent put any finish on them yet.

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

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 12:03 PM

Very nice and you succeeded. Good job.

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

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 12:10 PM

You’ve done it again, great box & I agree the contrast by using the purple heart really pops

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

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 12:38 PM

yes, the brass inlay/s are a very kool addition. nice box, all the way around

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

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 02:24 PM

I’m new to joinery.. Can you tell me what those little disk like or slots on each verticle corner are? Is it a biscuit that’s cut in using diff type of wood and also to hold it together? What’s the technique called?

The box looks great. I have some Canary wood as well that I haven’t done much with other than a book matched glue up… my thoughts are to build a guitar with it but I have a lot of technique and skill to work on before I can tackle all of it.

Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 04:14 PM

Very nice box, great job!

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings,

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 04:25 PM

A super looking box.

Those are called splines ,here’s a jig in how their made.

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 09:36 PM

Thank you a1Jim… I think I may dub you Uncle Jim… if that’s okay with you??? Awesome link.

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 10:12 PM

Are there dividers out of view? Nice box anyway.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#9 posted 02-23-2012 05:12 AM

Stanley, no dividers – yet. I usually let the customer decide what they want inside…. dividers, sliding box or nothing at all. Thank you for looking and the compliment!

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

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