small jewlery box

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Project by PatBrownfield posted 09-24-2012 01:39 AM 1124 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for a friend of mine. It’s made out of canary wood with birds eye trim. With quite a few coats of clear, sanding between coats, I was able to achieve this very glossy finish which shows the grain very well. I selected a navy velvet material to line the box with which, I belive, gave it a nice look. I’m very pleased with the results and my choices of wood and finish. Thanks for looking.

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 01:50 AM

That’s really pretty. Nice job, Pat

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 02:27 AM

Classy looking

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

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 03:08 AM

Very nice design and build..Great finish. It is clear ?? Poly? Regardless, I like this box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 07:14 AM

I would have gone with something darker for the trim, but the way you used the lighter birdseye for the trim, opens up some possibilities for me. Good work!
Did you consider using canarywood for the tray?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 01:33 AM

I like the way the trim ‘frames’ the top and sides. Neat design.

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

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 02:13 PM


What type of finish did you apply to this? You mentioned clear, but it wasn’t “clear” what type of finish it was. :) I am guessing shellac?

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 10:48 AM

Nice lovein that Finnish

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 10-01-2012 07:31 PM

Looks really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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