Walnut, and white oak jewelry box

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 08-30-2012 10:16 PM 1612 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This walnut, and white oak jewelry box, is really easy to make, and a great project to show of your woodworking skills. I had some leftover walnut, and white oak laying around the shop. So I made this jewelry box for my Mom’s birthday. It is really heavy because I used white oak for the lid, bottom, and the feet, and used walnut for the sides. For the top I cut out a 3/4’ rabbet all around the lid, this will make the lid sit down in the box. I didn’t do that for the bottom though, I just glued it on. I would suggest cutting out a rabbet for the bottom thou. The sides I used rabbet joints also, I would of used dovetails, but I didn’t have my dovetail jig at that time. The feet are also just glued on, everything in this project is 3/4’’ thick, the white oak and walnut makes the box really heavy. This was my first project I built by myself. I hope you enjoyed reading this!


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 10:20 PM

Good job AJ! That big smile on your face tells me you happy with it too!

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

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 10:31 PM

great job. keep up the good work.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#3 posted 08-30-2012 10:46 PM

Hey buddy if you keep cranking out all this cool stuff pretty soon Charles Neil is going to call you up and want you to work for him.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 10:50 PM

Thanks, I’m very happy on how it turned out.


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 08-31-2012 12:32 AM

Nice work there Al.. I bet Mom loves it…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#6 posted 08-31-2012 01:16 AM

You did a really good job with that build. Something for you to be proud of, and something for your mom to cherish for a lifetime.
You have been cranking out the projects pretty good lately, pretty soon you’ll need to get a business license.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 08-31-2012 02:25 AM

way to go young man!!!!! keep up the good work!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#8 posted 08-31-2012 02:49 AM

Your mom will be happy.
The fact that you used rabbet joints rather than just BUTT joint is a sign that you are interested in wood joinery. It sounds like you have leaned from this one and the next one you will try even more joinery methods. Keep up the good work… have a lot of years ahead of you to enjoy woodworking.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#9 posted 08-31-2012 04:02 AM

Nice work. Bet Mom loves it! Hope yoiu get a top 3 with this ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 08-31-2012 04:26 AM

I’m sure Mom will be thrilled with it. Keep cranking out the projects.

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#11 posted 08-31-2012 05:16 AM

You have outdone yourself! Really beautifull!!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#12 posted 08-31-2012 05:27 AM

Very nice job.

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

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#13 posted 08-31-2012 01:04 PM

Nice! I hope your mom loves it


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#14 posted 08-31-2012 02:05 PM

Someone is on his way to fine woodworking… :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#15 posted 08-31-2012 02:43 PM

Keep up the hard work. I love your enthusiasm for the craft.

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