My very first lidded Jewelry Box, made with a bandsaw.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-14-2012 10:17 PM 2502 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my very first lidded Jewelry box, I used Alder for the core then l glued walnut wrapping it around the box and spalted hackberry for the lid, I added a lift out tray with two drawers on the bottom, it measures 11” W x6” H x 5 1/2” D .

Thanks for viewing and always nice to read the comments that follow. :)


-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 10:19 PM

You’ve taken it to a new level again. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 10:37 PM

Oooo., I like the spalted hackberry, especially on the tray dividers.

You are going to have to explain this to me:
l glued walnut wrapping it around the box
How does one wrap walnut around another piece of wood? Veneer? If so, why? That seems like a lot of work!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 10:48 PM

Thanks Kay, OK the reason is to hide the edge and end grain, the core is not a single block it’s boards that are laminated with the edge and ends showing by gluing on the walnut wrapping it around the core, I am able to hide both end and edge grain making it look more prestine, as for as more work? well yea but not to bad just getting the block all plumed square then the glue up wait time which is only an extra 45 mins. What I am doing is putting a whole new twist on bandsaw boxes taking them out of their normal viewing realm and making it look more pristine, I don’t like to refer this type of a box as a bandsaw box but a box that was cut with a bandsaw, did that make since? LOL

Edit in: also by doing it this way it allows me to save my walnut as the alder is a lot less expensive.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 11:12 PM

Super nice Randy. I like the wood combos. I like the way you did the inner lift-out tray

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 11:18 PM

Great job on that box, Randy.

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

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#6 posted 08-14-2012 11:19 PM

Nicely done. Beautiful piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 08-15-2012 12:12 AM

Nice job, looks great!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#8 posted 08-15-2012 01:05 AM

Late o the party…again but my two cents worth is another WOW project. I do believe you are meeting your goal of upping the art form. Don’t ya wish the LJ’s sitehad a spellcehecker. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 08-15-2012 01:11 AM

Randy, You have added a whole new dimension to bandsaw boxes. This one is spectacular. Now I have a thought to take it to the next level: Miter all the corners when you wrap the alder with walnut and it will look like a solid block of walnut.

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

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#10 posted 08-15-2012 01:16 AM

I have considered doing that Andy. I just get so caught up and forget those steps LOL , I’ll see into doing that on my next valet box.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#11 posted 08-15-2012 01:38 AM

Thanks for the explanation Randy – your pictures help me see what you were talking about. Understanding what you were up to makes it even more impressive!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#12 posted 08-15-2012 02:04 AM

Great design and love the drawers in the front and the sections in the interior

-- Norman

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#13 posted 08-15-2012 02:30 AM

Randy, what a nice next step in your evolution of the band saw valet. I like the hollowed out top. That was a surprise. Hollowing will keep it much lighter. Your design and balance are great. I really like this look. You have a really unique take on valet design. This should sell if you want to try that. My only quibble with this project is with the mechanics.

I think Adam is right. On a future box you might consider cutting your wrap in lengths and then undercutting the miters. Your grain will match exactly on three corners. The sizing is a bit tricky, but if you are cutting a 45 the added length of wood needed for each cut is equal to a thickness of your wood. So if you just put a thickness of your wrap on each side of the bandsaw portion, measure your wrap to that length, and then cut away the 45 it comes out right. With your lift-out trays, you can add 3/8 to a half inch extra to the measurement for clearance.

Second minor point. I have more luck with one continuous hinge rather than two shorter hinges. Click

Beautiful work here. I really like what you are doing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 08-15-2012 02:32 AM

Great job on this box! I like it! You keep me wanting to see more and more of your work. Can’t wait to see the next box you make!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#15 posted 08-15-2012 02:48 AM

Beautiful, love the wood combo. Sure like the look of Hackberry, wish we had some here in Ohio! You just keep on giving us some good ideas, Thanks

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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