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Purple heart jewelry box

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Project by unrested001 posted 06-21-2012 03:00 AM 955 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest box. I purchased some purple heart recently and wanted to put it to work right away! At my wifes suggestion I inset a heart shape in the lid. I’ve also been experimenting with dividers…learning as I go of course. This box is comprised of an oak body, Birdseye maple/oak for the lid, a maple handle with a 3” purple heart inlay 1/4” thick before carving. And friction fitted maple dividers. Finish is walnut oil on the oak and 4 coats varnish overall. At the bosses request there are no splines on this box. Lucky for me she already has lots of jewelry and baubles to fill it with.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ





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eddie

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 03:06 AM

nice box, love that lid

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unrested001

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 03:21 AM

Thanks Eddie.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 01:33 AM

That walnut oil really made that oak nice. A GREAT piece of birdseye maple and a good job on the inlay.

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

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 07:03 AM

Frank,

I like the feel of this box. The corners rounded with a large diameter do an nice job of showing the matching grain. The Purpleheart inlay is a nice sentiment. You might consider using recycled, wooden Venetian blinds for dividers. They are delicate and don’t take a lot of prep. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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unrested001

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#5 posted 06-30-2012 01:55 PM

Thanks all! Good idea Al I’ll keep my eyes out for some blinds in my travels.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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