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Here is my first attempt at a small jewery box. curly maple with ebony accents. I used psa velvet on the inside and later added a ring holder in the inside of the lid. Finished with many coats of wipe on poly.
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#1 posted 04-11-2012 10:49 PM
Gorgeous!!! I love curly maple, those ebony splines look great with it. Where did you get the PSA velvet from?
-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"
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#2 posted 04-11-2012 10:56 PM
Would ya just look at that grain!
-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania
#3 posted 04-11-2012 10:57 PM
I think the psa velvet came from rockler or woodcraft. I put that on the bottom before assembly.
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#4 posted 04-11-2012 10:58 PM
Wow that’s amazing wood great looking box.
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#5 posted 04-11-2012 11:04 PM
thanks! Special wood found on the internets. The flash on the camera is showing it off a little much but it really is curly when you get some light on it.
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#6 posted 04-11-2012 11:08 PM
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#7 posted 04-11-2012 11:11 PM
Before assembly huh?...... wish I would of thought of that. Oh well, I am planning on doing the sides of my jewelry box drawers too, hoping that the side pieces will be thick enough to cover any shortcomings on the bottom piece. Thanks!
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#8 posted 04-11-2012 11:42 PM
Curly maple is a great wood, Awesome grain and digging the ebony splines. Great job!
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#9 posted 04-11-2012 11:55 PM
Very nice !
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#10 posted 04-11-2012 11:58 PM
-- Don, Royersford, PA
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#11 posted 04-12-2012 12:32 AM
Well done! The Maple is beautiful. How did you do the hinges?
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!
#12 posted 04-12-2012 12:51 AM
updated with pict of the hinges. they are very stout for small hinges! brusso back mortised style. It was difficult to do because I hadn’t done it before and my router table is a little sketchy. (mounted on extension wing on old contactor style saw) but I started with small cuts and gently moved them larger so as to not over mortise. Used stop blocks on the fence to limit movement back and forth.
#13 posted 04-12-2012 12:59 AM
The top and the bottom of the box were slightly undersized for the dados with a little foam in the joints to cushion them and keep them from rattling. You can actually move the top around a little if you push on it firmly. The foam springs back and puts it back in position. Was worried about wood expansion but probably overkill.
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#14 posted 04-12-2012 01:04 AM
That’s some beautiful wood and a skillful job constructing the box.My first boxes weren’t nearly that nice!
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
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#15 posted 04-12-2012 01:32 AM
Dewey: That is a very well constructed box, beautiful detail, If I were to critique I would say next time you might want to plane your stock down to a daintier thickness. You are well on your way.
-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best
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