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Project by robert triplett posted 888 days ago 1583 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of larger jewelry boxes. The first is Padauk with Curly Maple. I used some nicer Curly Maple for the tray. About 11.5”x8”x6” tall. The second is Purpleheart and Birdseye Maple. The sides are also Birdseye Maple There is a little Redwood Burl used in the tray as a contrast to the Maple. Same size as the first. The lids stay in the open position because they rest on small blocks of wood glued onto the back. An idea from Dennis Hunter. Watco Danish Oil on both. I like to have my craft show booth next to the jewelry booths!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!





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degoose

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#1 posted 888 days ago

Colours and grains really pop… very nice indeed

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jack1

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#2 posted 888 days ago

Beauty…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 888 days ago

oooo I like it very cool wood and nice design.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#4 posted 888 days ago

You know what? I like both boxes. The red lid sure is brilliant.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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HawkDriver

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#5 posted 888 days ago

Again, nice work Robert, are you doing a show soon? I think it’d be worth the trip for me to come check out what you have made!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 888 days ago

Great looking boxes Robert. You definitely chose some great wood combinations.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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robert triplett

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#7 posted 888 days ago

Thanks everyone. I like Padauk (although not as much as Greg) and the black line caught my attention. Still can’t believe I let a friend have half of this board for a tongue drum! I chose to not worry about the Padauk bleeding into the Maple. I blew all of the dust off that I could and I like the faint tinge of red in the Maple. It was very white before the Watco. Larry, I do like the hat. I need to update my photo! Maybe an action shot of me taming some wild figure in some wood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 888 days ago

Nice work. The splines are well done. Do you find that large deep compartments make it difficult to get at jewelry, especially smaller pieces? Have you considered a lift-out tray or one that slides?

By the way, what is a tongue drum?

-- Big Al in IN

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tomd

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#9 posted 888 days ago

Very good work, nice color and grain.

-- Tom D

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robert triplett

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#10 posted 888 days ago

Boxguy, These have trays with compartments underneath. I did not want to do two posts in order to be able to show the insides. The Padauk box has 4 large sections on the bottom and the top tray is 2 & 3/8th”’ deep. The Purpleheart box is open on the bottom. The tray is 1 & 3/8th” deep and sits on splines in the sides. The trays do lift out. Good questions. I sometimes do trays that slide. I design as I go!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

#11 posted 888 days ago

Great job Robert love it.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 888 days ago

Great work Robert, I love paduak on of my fav’s. The maple looks great as well. Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Rowe

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#13 posted 888 days ago

Excellent colour combinations. Nicely executed.
Jim

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

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 887 days ago

Great boxes… love the padauk especially.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 887 days ago

Wow, is that grain ever beautiful. Great project. Thanks for sharing!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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