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Jewellry Box- Andrew Crawford box-making weekend, November '07

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Project by Johnnyblot posted 837 days ago 1718 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry Box
Walnut, with Maple Banding, size-10” x 8” approx.

This is a simple construction, built as one piece then the lid is cut off and a groove routed to install the banding. Hinges and fittings are shaped and polished before fitting.

The last two photos show some construction details. The last photo shows another box made by a fellow student that day. His is Cherry with beautiful ‘snakewood’ banding.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit





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Brit

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#1 posted 837 days ago

Beautifull box John. I’ve got one of Andrew’s books and he does some fine work. You did him proud. I like the way you rounded the hinge barrels. That’s a nice touch. What is the finish? Danish oil?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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JR45

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#2 posted 837 days ago

A simple and elegant box constructed in a day. Great work. The catch is particularly impressive. Well done
Jim

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

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Johnnyblot

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#3 posted 837 days ago

Andy. Thanks. The finish is Danish oil. That tin has gone a long way. I discovered I have some photos from the build which I can blog.
Cheers
John.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 837 days ago

Great looking box, love the color and finish. Well done.

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

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dustyal

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#5 posted 837 days ago

Nicely done… the inlay banding was my next “learn how to do” project. I rather like the dimensions of your box.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Johnnyblot

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#6 posted 837 days ago

Thanks Folks for your kind comments. Here is the link for Andrew Crawford's web site. Enjoy!
Andrew is also an accomplished musician and plays baroque flute. If you look at his Flute Cases then you will see the origins of this Jewellry box :-)
Cheers,

John.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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RogerBean

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#7 posted 837 days ago

When I saw the first shot I knew exactly what it was. I have one just like it sitting on my bench that reminds me of the times I spent in Shropshire. Delighted to have another “student of Andrew” posting here. It’s hard to say enough good things about time spent with him. I have tried to convey the experience in my earlier posts as well. Great looking box, and I hope to see many more from you here on LJ! I’ll buddy you so I don’t miss any.
RogerBean

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

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Martyroc

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#8 posted 837 days ago

Great looking jewelry box.

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

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jessetheradical

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#9 posted 837 days ago

I discovered Danish Oil recently. This box has made me a further fan of it. Did you use any type of Poly on top or just straight oil?

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Johnnyblot

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#10 posted 836 days ago

Jess I have never used, nor probably never will use Poly. This was my first time with Danish Oil. After making the box with Andrew Crawford over a weekend, the box was taken home unfinished. I think it was Andrew suggested Danish Oil. To be honest the tin has lasted such a long time that it has been used for just about everything since:-)
I took the box with me to show to David Charlesworth when I was with him. While I was there the box got a couple of layers of Shellac that was left over from the other box I was making at the time [as you do]. Even my old Stanley Plane tote got a layer that day.
Whilst Shellac is a first class finish, Danish oil and Boiled Linseed Oil [BLO] can be just as effective and simple to apply. David told me with oil to apply: -
1 coat a day for a week
1 coat a week for a month
1 coat a month for a year….
That’s the theory anyhow?
Thanks for yours and everyone elses interest and encouragement.
As they say- enjoy your woodworking and pass on your knowledge.
Cheers,

John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 836 days ago

Nice work and a beautiful box.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Brit

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#12 posted 836 days ago

I’ve never got past the one coat a day for a week stage yet. LOL.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Johnnyblot

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#13 posted 836 days ago

Andy
I did say that was the theory! The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men….

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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