small jewlery box

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Project by PatBrownfield posted 667 days ago 912 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 667 days ago

That’s really pretty. Nice job, Pat

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 667 days ago

Classy looking

-- 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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robert triplett

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#3 posted 667 days ago

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

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

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#4 posted 667 days ago

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 666 days ago

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 666 days ago


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 660 days ago

Nice lovein that Finnish

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 660 days ago

Looks really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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