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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 03-23-2012 05:40 AM 4046 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Jewelry Box I made for my wife. It’s made from curly maple. The main body is dyed with a liquid dye mix and the sides are dyed with India Ink then 6 coats of lacquer and then waxed. The plans are from www.woodsmithshop.com. Thanks for viewing.

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 07:13 AM

That wood is great and the box wow Never dye a box before but this is great

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 08:27 AM

Very nice workmanship. Really like the curved lid and the curly maple has a beautiful grain to it. Great job on the finish.

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

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 08:49 AM

Great job, I remember reading this article. I’m sure she loves it.

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

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 10:25 AM

Lovely job, I like the colour variation in the top.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#5 posted 03-23-2012 12:31 PM

You’ve got talent!

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 01:04 PM

Attractive design.. and very nice work.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 01:06 PM

beautiful work

elegant style

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#8 posted 03-23-2012 02:17 PM

Well done, again!

Paul

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#9 posted 03-23-2012 02:27 PM

looks just like the plan does. i have been eyeing this also looks great

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#10 posted 03-23-2012 02:41 PM

I saw the show where they made that. Looks really good!

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#11 posted 03-23-2012 02:48 PM

Very, very nice!!! The red / black contrast is stunning. I’m sure she will like it very much.

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#12 posted 03-23-2012 03:12 PM

Well done Sir.
That looks really nice.

Steve

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#13 posted 03-23-2012 03:14 PM

Great job Mike

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#14 posted 03-23-2012 03:42 PM

India Ink dye—well now, I wonder if that technique would work to make Ebony out of Maple hum $$$$$

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#15 posted 03-23-2012 06:04 PM

Thanks all for your comments!
Lizardhead I did find several articles on ebonizing wood and India ink is touted as the easiest way to ebonize wood.

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