one eyed jewelry box

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Project by reider posted 07-08-2012 02:39 PM 993 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, long story, sorry. Being the computer wizard that I am, I have registered on this under two names, duh! The site moderator has removed the “diamond pony” registration. The pics of the box are one that I had posted on diamond pony asking about filling knots. Followed the suggestions of leaving it natural and filling it with finish and am happy to say that it turned well. Thank you all.

The other two pics are of a 2’ x 8’ walnut board. Does this look like it was close to being the centre board from the log? Having no idea what to do with this 9/16th thick beauty I’m wondering if any of you would like to share some of your ideas.

Website ( is live. A few changes to make but take a look at the rough copy.

-- Reider

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 08:14 PM


I’ll forgo detailed comment on your box. It has some ideas that are good and others that could use some refining. All the basic elements of good design and function are in place.

I want to talk about that walnut board. If you can store it flat, stick it, and add some weight to keep it from warping that might be a good idea. Second you might lay it out sort of like an EZ box.

Basically, think of making a box out of sheet metal, cutting away a small square in each of the four corners and then folding the sides down to make a box. This would match the grain on all the top front, back, and both ends. The only part that doesn’t match is the corners of the box. It is a little tricky to glue up, but if you tape it together, flip it over, glue all 16 mating surfaces, drop the bottom in the dado at the outer most ring and then just fold it up and band clamp it, everything comes together.

Congratulations on your first posted project. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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