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Bolivian Rosewood, Curly Maple & Wenge Jewelry Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 853 days ago 4844 views 44 times favorited 64 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I saw this piece of Rosewood I knew that it had to become something special. So I took my time and decided I would try something a little different. I used the method of inserting a medallion that is so wonderfully demonstrated by our fellow LJ Boxmaker Andy .
Then I decided I would “dress it up a bit” and add a pair of “Neat Hinges” from another fellow LJ Boxmaker
Ian .

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A beautiful touch if I don’t say so myself ! The installation of the hinges was sooooooooooo smooth and easy! You must be “accurate” but the setup is great. Check out his website.
I added the ‘base” to it to give it a little lift and make it stand out a bit

Hope you like it…......

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/





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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 853 days ago

You did a great job on the box Gene. Very nice colors and grain. Congrats.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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MShort

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#2 posted 853 days ago

Awesome looking box. I like the wood choices. They really are very attractive and I like the hinges that you chose for these.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Philip

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#3 posted 853 days ago

That is a fine piece, well done!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 853 days ago

‘OOH, OOH,,OOH, would about cover my reaction! Very nice use of the grain in the Rosewood. The Maple really goes well with it. I did notice the grain doesn’t quite match up on the corner in picture # 4. Just kidding. It was nice to meet you last Sunday and talk wood, etc. I will be interested to see if you decide to do some Art shows in the future. I bet it will take a while to build up inventory with work like this.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 853 days ago

Gene…When you created an amazing piece of work with amazing pieces of wood you definitely hit on a winner. The hinges agreeably add that additional class.

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

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#6 posted 853 days ago

That box is a beauty!
Nice job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Birks

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#7 posted 853 days ago

Beautiful box! I like the grain layout. Beautiful wood. Congrats!

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#8 posted 853 days ago

Wow…........just wow….........

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 853 days ago

Wow Gene all I can say is very clean, very crisp and very perfect!!

Great choice of woods:)

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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Tootles

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#10 posted 853 days ago

That is a beautiful box. The rosewood is certainly something special.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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degoose

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#11 posted 853 days ago

OOOOHHHHH AAAHHHH

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 853 days ago

A stunning piece. Well one!

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

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#13 posted 853 days ago

Man a work of art! It is beautiful, one to be proud of no doubt!

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

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deon

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#14 posted 853 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Brit

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#15 posted 853 days ago

Stunning!

-- 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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