Jewelry box

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Project by Bearpaw posted 03-24-2008 02:57 AM 2417 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.


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 03-24-2008 03:04 AM


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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#2 posted 03-24-2008 03:09 AM

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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#3 posted 03-24-2008 03:18 AM

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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#4 posted 03-24-2008 06:20 AM

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."

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#5 posted 03-24-2008 07:06 AM

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


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

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#6 posted 03-24-2008 12:14 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 03-24-2008 02:48 PM

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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#8 posted 03-24-2008 04:02 PM

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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#9 posted 03-24-2008 06:57 PM

Great Box!

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

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#10 posted 03-24-2008 09:25 PM

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

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 03-25-2008 03:42 AM

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

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

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#12 posted 03-25-2008 10:48 AM

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

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#13 posted 04-13-2008 08:04 AM

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


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#14 posted 10-22-2010 10:00 PM

lovely I´m inspired

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#15 posted 06-10-2012 04:46 PM

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

Very Respectfully,


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

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