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Project by Boxguy posted 05-01-2012 10:37 AM 2140 views 14 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For an upcoming show Derrick and I wanted to have a larger piece as a sort of eye grabber. We joined forces to make two of this design. The one pictured here is walnut and maple; the other was cherry and movingui. The box, drawer and tray are all walnut with maple splines. At 14×11x11, it takes a wide board to make this design work as one piece.

Leslie worked with us on this and was kind enough to sew the top “pouch” for keeping necklaces in place. The elastic band in the middle keeps necklaces in place when you close the lid. The fabric adds some needed color. (Hint: The cherry frame moves the hooks forward, holds the cloth pouch firmly in place, and adds a design touch as well.)

Critique: The bottom “legs,” corner splines, drawer pull and top lift help to break up the mass of this box so it doesn’t look too monolithic. It has a pretty large footprint, but uses the space efficiently to create a good deal of storage and different types of storage. 45ing the drawer face ends and the drawer opening, centers the drawer when you close it. (Hint: Installing the drawer and then attaching the face last, makes fine adjustments on fit much easier.)

As always, thanks for looking and a big thanks for your comments and suggestions.

-- Big Al in IN





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 10:48 AM

Very very nice. I like everything about this box.

It’s beautiful and will certainly be the “eye-catcher” you wanted.

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

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489tad

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 11:37 AM

Nice looking box. Wood selection and finish are very nice. Inside dividers and top are done nicely. Well done. I’m sure people will take a look.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 11:53 AM

...and the Hits just keep on comin’.

Al, Beautiful Chest, the fabric and pouch sets this off very nicely. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 11:56 AM

Very beautiful piece!!!.................JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 05-01-2012 01:03 PM

Great job!! Beautiful design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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DaddyZ

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 01:22 PM

Sweet!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 05-01-2012 02:18 PM

Most excellent work!

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itsmic

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#8 posted 05-01-2012 02:37 PM

I like it, Great job on this, Form and Function combine to create Beauty and Style, Your Boxes IMHO have a Classic Look to them which I find very appealing, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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abie

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#9 posted 05-01-2012 03:04 PM

Nice box again Box Guy: still looking forward to pictures of your device to make three finger pull.
TNX Again for sharing
Bruce

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Martyroc

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#10 posted 05-01-2012 04:33 PM

Cool Looking Box, I really like the way this came out.

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

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grizzman

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#11 posted 05-01-2012 05:05 PM

what a beauty, your collaboration has worked very well here, the right mixture of woods really compliment each other, great job, and good luck with your up coming show…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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swampdog

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#12 posted 05-01-2012 06:54 PM

Ambitious. That must take a lot of time.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 05-02-2012 12:51 AM

You succeeded this is a big time eye grabber. Beautiful Chest.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 05-02-2012 12:54 AM

Very nice jewelry chest. I like the pouch/hook arrangment. Beautiful wood and nice execution.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Woodbridge

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#15 posted 05-02-2012 02:27 AM

great looking jewellery box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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