Australian Timbers Jewellery Box

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Project by Rob posted 05-25-2012 11:52 PM 1972 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a Jewellery box for a friend of mine who lives in Austin TX. He’s giving it to his wife for their 18th Wedding anniversary.

The box is 300mm long x 250mm wide x 95mm deep with an extra 16mm in the lid.
The timbers are
Main Box and lid rim:West Australian Curly Jarrah.
Lid Panel” Figured Red Gum.
Trays: Figured Queensland Maple.

The box was finished in Organoil Hard Burnishing Oil. The wood was sanded to 400g dry, then saturated with oil and allowed to soak for 10-15 minutes, soaked again and sanded to 4000grit. Then the box was wiped down with a soft cotton cloth.

The hinges are silver plated brass quadrant hinges, with square ends!!

Joinery where used was Dominoes. 6mm and 5mm.




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#1 posted 05-26-2012 12:41 AM

You created a stunning box from some amazing wood. Is trhe red gum an Australian tree? It looks almost identical to the panel in one of my frame top boxes. Mine came from a pallet and I never knew what it was.

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

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 01:51 AM

Yep, it’s an Australian tree alright. It’s possible that it could have ended up in a pallet I guess.




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#3 posted 05-26-2012 02:51 AM

Thanks Rob, I haven’t had anyone make a very positive ID on it.

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

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 03:00 AM

What a great Down Under on top. Nice job on the small details like hinges and finish.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 05-26-2012 06:19 AM

Great job Rob – I’m sure she will be very happy with it.

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#6 posted 05-26-2012 11:24 AM

A beautiful box, beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 05-26-2012 12:06 PM

An attractive combination.

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

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#8 posted 06-03-2012 08:27 PM

Great use of a nice piece of Jarrah Rob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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