Large Curly Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by knotheadswoodshed posted 06-14-2012 05:42 PM 2913 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at moving from smaller valet/keepsake/jewelry boxes to something a bit larger.
Made from a single curly maple board.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities"

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 05:55 PM

Great job! Love the way you wrapped the maple around the box and made it pop!

I’ve been asked to make a jewelry box for my mother-in-law’s bday on somewhat short notice, but I might end up going with a similar design if you don’t mind.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 06-14-2012 06:00 PM

Clean design, lets the wood speak for itself. The finish is great, too.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 06-14-2012 06:09 PM

Very nice box and selection of woods. Tiger maple is such a nice wood and the burl top really stands out.

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#4 posted 06-14-2012 07:12 PM

thanks for the kind words…
Live4ever, if you do make something similar..I hope you will share some pics of it with us :)

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities"

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#5 posted 06-14-2012 08:17 PM

Good looking figure in the Maple. Well crafted.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#6 posted 06-14-2012 08:34 PM

Nicely done.

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

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#7 posted 06-14-2012 08:38 PM

Looks Good !!! Love the Wood

I have not made any yet with a drawer & a flip lid.

Mine are all Flip or Pull.

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

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#8 posted 06-14-2012 08:41 PM

Very nice, great wood.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 06-14-2012 11:02 PM

Beautiful! Nice detail on the inside also. And I love the faux three-drawer division that turns out to be only one.

-- --Jeff - Whenever my dad would catch me wishin' instead of doin', he'd say, "Why don't you wish in one hand and *hit in the other and see which you get the most in!"

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#10 posted 06-14-2012 11:21 PM

Some wonderful grain in the maple and the burl inset in the lid is fabulous. A very nice result.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#11 posted 06-15-2012 01:26 AM

Very nice project. It all works so well together from the design to the wood choice to the finish. That will make someone very proud to own it. I like the effect you achieved with the drawer.

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

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#12 posted 06-15-2012 01:20 PM

Super Fine Jewelry Box, love the maple and the design layout, Pro all the way, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 06-15-2012 01:24 PM

Yes indeed.. Very nice!

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#14 posted 06-15-2012 01:31 PM

Congratulations on an awesome project that is very well done.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 06-15-2012 01:51 PM

I love curly maple, and that top panel sets it off perfectly!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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