Claro walnut jewelry box

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Project by wooded posted 697 days ago 1606 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Attempt at a simple box letting the great wood do the talking…................................;-J (It is about 7” by 10”.)

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 697 days ago

I would say you accomplished your goal. Great wood and a nice, simple design. The grain in the top is very nice. It could have lined up better with the sides of the box, but overall this is well done.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#2 posted 697 days ago

very nice, I think it lined up welll…. Robert, that might be an otpical illusion caused by the rabbet/dado recess cut around the top. Beautiful wood, including the tray. What was the finish?

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 697 days ago

Simple can be beautiful as well. If you study George Nakashima, he believed our job as woodworkers was to display the wood in such a way to let it speak for itself. You did a very nice job of that.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Jim Rowe

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#4 posted 697 days ago

Beautiful wood. It does the project justice. Simple is often the best.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 696 days ago

Nice work, I thought the same thing on the top. Glad to hear its an illusion… Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 696 days ago

Love for idea of letting the beauty of the wood do the talking…

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#7 posted 696 days ago

Yes, there is a prominant rabbit around the edge of the top. The angle of the shot makes the design in the top look shifted, but it is not. The inside of the top shows better, I think. Thanks Guys…...................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#8 posted 696 days ago

Very nice. That is one of the enjoyable things about woodworking…taking a really good piece of wood and making it into something mo’ good.

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#9 posted 696 days ago

Nice box ! I am surprised at how light in color your claro is. I’m thinking that the claro from California area is like this, compared to that from further north (into Oregon) ? Very nice regardless.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#10 posted 696 days ago

Sorry Millo. The finish is wipe-on plus a couple of coats of spray can lacquer…...............;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#11 posted 695 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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