Jewelry Box..part 2

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Project by jbschutz posted 09-14-2012 06:56 PM 1430 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cumaru Jewelry Box. The walnut box was a hit, and another client wanted something special for his best girl. so I made him one out of Cumaru (Brazilian Teak) with hickory splines, lines, and leaf veins. The box is approx. 12 by 8 inches and the tray and compartments are of hickory. The lining is black suede. The leaves are three part, with the wood grain running at 45 degrees to the center vein, and they are contoured with a dremel tool. Everything is finished with satin poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 07:55 PM

Another very nice project.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 07:57 PM

That is a very nice box JB. the leaf carving adds a nice touch. Did you buy it as decking lumber or as regular boards?

I know how hard that Cumaru is to work with. I built my front porch out of it and found it to be hard, dense and heavy.
I also built mt desktop out of it and it is a heavy monster. the local lumberyard had a bunch of it in 5/4×6x 12ft that they sold me as an alternative to the treated decking lumber and my porcch must weigh more than my house.

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 09:30 PM

I really luv those leafs on the top, and the one as a handle. Those put the box, over the top.. :)

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

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#4 posted 09-15-2012 02:50 AM

Really nice job, especially for teak. Did you have trouble sawing it?

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

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#5 posted 09-15-2012 03:45 AM

Lovely box, very well done. Nice interior.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 05:43 PM

What a stunning piece. Wonderful craftsmanship.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 09-15-2012 08:55 PM

Beautiful workmanship. It is stunning!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 09-15-2012 11:28 PM

John, this is beautiful work. Did you insert the leaf vein before or after carving the leaf? I especially like the internal parts that are sturdy and well thought out. Work like this should last a lifetime. How is the lift leaf fastened on?

Have you considered using a piano hinge like this? Then mortising it in this way?

Thanks for sharing this inspiring work with us. It really is a lovely creation. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 11:33 PM

That is a beautiful box. Very classy.

Great workmanship, too.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 09-16-2012 01:18 AM

A great result. The leaf emblems are standout,

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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