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Project by Bearpaw posted 2349 days ago 1649 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make several different jewelry boxes that I sell to raise money for my school or church. I, sometime, give them to people that have made a difference in my life. I gave a heart shape box to my cardiologist after my 6 by pass surgery on October 29, 2007 and to the ICU nurse that cared for me during the recovery.

This box was featured in Wood magazine May 2007 issue. I contacted David Selditz, the designer, for permission to sell it in a school fund auction. He was very gracious to give me permission. This is a great scrap wood project. Wood has a 5 minute video on making the top.

I used flame maple and mahogany for the woods. The finish is a sprayed lacquer finish.

Jim

Prov. 4:23

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2349 days ago

Jim,

You are truly a gifted artist in addition to an excellent woodworker. This is a gorgeous box and your wood selection contrasts nicely. I have no doubt that it will do well in the auction.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2349 days ago

very interested in the design of this piece. one of my favorites and your workmanship makes it even better.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 2349 days ago

that is a very interesting jewelry box. i like all the curves they really flow together. great job and keep up the great work!

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 2349 days ago

I remember that project in Wood magazine. Nice execution, as I recall it was not that easy to complete that top – you did a nice job on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Tom Adamski

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#5 posted 2349 days ago

Jim,
Don’t tell David Selditz, but yours looks better. Very nice job.

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2348 days ago

very impressive piece of art .. and functional too..
The beneficiaries of your gifts must love the gift and the thought. Nice

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GaryK

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#7 posted 2348 days ago

That is one nice looking box. Very interesting design.

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

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Bradford

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#8 posted 2348 days ago

Jim, good job on the reason why you make them too!

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 2348 days ago

Great Box!

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

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Blake

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#10 posted 2348 days ago

This is beautiful. I think its great that you contacted the designer for permission to sell it, very thoughtful.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Vjer

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#11 posted 2348 days ago

Beautiful box! The choise of woods is great and the curves makes it stand out.

-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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rikkor

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#12 posted 2347 days ago

That is a very elegant box. It should do very well at the auction.

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David Selditz

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#13 posted 2329 days ago

Tom, I won’t tell him either.
David Selditz

-- http://www.davidselditz.com

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Julio

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#14 posted 1406 days ago

lovely I´m inspired

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Nate Meadows

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#15 posted 809 days ago

This is a beautiful and inspirational box! Well done indeed!

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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