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My First Jewelry "Art Boxes"

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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 09-26-2012 02:12 AM 1655 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 5 different jewelry boxes using domestic local wood with exotic wood accents. Each box is made differently from the next.

Box 1

Material used:
Maple, purple heart, blue acrylic, blue and purple felt interior
Size:
4 1/8×7 x 11 inches
Finish:
5 coats of Danish Oil

Box 2

Material used:
Cherry, padauk, and red felt interior
Size:
4 3/4×7 x 11 inches
Finish:
5 coats of Danish Oil

Box 3

Material used:
Maple, bolivian rosewood, and brown felt interior
Size:
4 3/4×7 x 11 inches
Finish:
5 coats of Danish Oil

Box 4

Material used:
Pin Hole Knot” Red Oak, bocote, zebra wood, and brown felt interior
Size:
4 3/4×7 x 11 inches
Finish:
5 coats of Danish Oil

Box 5

Material used:
Pin Hole Knot” Red Oak, yellow heart, bubinga, and red and yellow felt interior
Size:
4 3/4×7 x 11 inches
Finish:
5 coats of Danish Oil

I had lots of fun making these and lots of fun working with the exotic wood, especially the smells. The yellow heart smelled like candles and the bubinga smelled like hot chocolate when you cut or sand them.

Which one is your favorite??
My personal favorite is the cherry box (box 2).

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 03:02 AM

Great collection and they all look great; however, I agree no. 2 does have the edge for favorite, Nice job(s).

-- 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 09-26-2012 03:21 AM

They all look great to me ,the main point is that you had fun making them.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 03:48 AM

All are very nicely done

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

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Dustmite97

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 03:50 AM

Wow! All are a very nice.

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 07:54 AM

They are really beautifull,beautifull post with all detailed photos.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roger

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 01:54 PM

Super awesome collection of fine jb’s. Wow! All, so nice, and the wood combos are fine also. Lotta gr8 details. Nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DrDirt

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 02:28 PM

These are really nice – I think I agree about 2 being favorite, but 1 is also nice, especially with the bottom tray matching the lines of the lid.

Question, did you find that it was challenging to not have the purpleheart dust turning the lighter woods around it kind of pink? I struggled with this a bit on the urn I made.

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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lew

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 08:59 PM

They are beautiful, Kyle. I don’t think I could pick one over the other.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 09:16 PM

Your boxes are unique and impressive!

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lumberjoe

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 10:46 PM

wow, what a collection. great work

-- Unplugged Woodworkers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/213418935481974/

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robert triplett

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#11 posted 09-27-2012 12:45 AM

They all look great. A basic design done very well in nice woods with a lot of variations. I can’t pick a favorite.

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

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 09-27-2012 01:18 AM

All of these turned out just super! My favorite is #3 (I love the carving and the feet). That last one looks like a challenge to build. I originally thought the ‘sun’ was an inlay which would be easier to do. GREAT job on all of these! All the hinges look like they came out perfectly. Are these difficult to do?

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

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#13 posted 09-28-2012 08:03 PM

And, a fine job you did. Thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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