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First small jewery box attempt

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Project by Dewshan posted 840 days ago 1546 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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LukieB

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#1 posted 840 days ago

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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josh

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#2 posted 840 days ago

Would ya just look at that grain!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Dewshan

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#3 posted 840 days ago

I think the psa velvet came from rockler or woodcraft. I put that on the bottom before assembly.

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#4 posted 840 days ago

Wow that’s amazing wood great looking box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dewshan

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#5 posted 840 days ago

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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JoeyG

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#6 posted 840 days ago

Nice job

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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LukieB

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#7 posted 840 days ago

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!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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GenerationWW

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#8 posted 840 days ago

Curly maple is a great wood, Awesome grain and digging the ebony splines. Great job!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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SuburbanDon

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#9 posted 840 days ago

Very nice !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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doncutlip

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#10 posted 840 days ago

immaculate

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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robert triplett

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#11 posted 840 days ago

Well done! The Maple is beautiful. How did you do the hinges?

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

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Dewshan

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#12 posted 840 days ago

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.

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Dewshan

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#13 posted 840 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#14 posted 840 days ago

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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lizardhead

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#15 posted 840 days ago

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.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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