Mother and Sprout Jewelry Box

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Project by Tennessee posted 10-14-2012 05:22 PM 3723 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I had this big plank of yellowheart, and some great purpleheart, and thank goodness I stacked them together before I cut the wood – Whoh, it ain’t even close to Easter!
So back on the shelf went the purpleheart and I decided that the kingwood looked a lot better.
The middle of the box is repurposed poplar from an abandoned furniture factory. I think it was supposed to be couch framing.
Knobs are yellowheart, simply cut with a plug cutter. I keep trying to figure out ways to push the boundaries of what wood will hold, will look strange and hard to do. Missed the mark on this one. Nice, but not a real challenge.
Thanks for lookin’, and more to come!
I got a guitar design on the bench that will be very odd…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 06:10 PM

Hello Tennessee

A very nice BS box

I like it
A nice constrast between the two woods

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 07:21 PM

Quite unusual and very nice work.

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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#3 posted 10-14-2012 07:41 PM

Nice job. Unique. I always prefer unique.

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

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 09:27 PM

Nice work, good combination of timbers.

How do you stop the round drawer from unwanted rotation?

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 10:23 PM

Tony: The back of the drawer section is slightly oval and smaller. When you pull it out, the slight smallness does not interrupt the removal of the drawer, but if you would try to rotate it, the back end of the drawer stops rotation after about 20’ or so. Thanks for lookin!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 01:28 AM

What a neat design! The wood combo turned out just beautiful. I’ll have to Google kingwood as I’m not familiar with it but it is great looking wood.

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

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 01:03 PM

Another unique one Paul. Nice combination of woods and as always, your finishes are superb!

-- John @

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 03:51 PM

Looks great nice wood combinations

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 05:20 PM

Very nice design and wood contrast. For anyone with a Modern theme to their house, this would be a treasure.

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 02:54 AM

Very trick ! Just don’t drop it . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 10-16-2012 05:56 PM

It’s realy unique.Nice wood colour contrast.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-06-2013 01:06 AM

Just for the record, this sold to a fellow in Texas who gave it to his daughter for Christmas.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#13 posted 01-06-2013 01:09 AM

That is really neat, wonderful workmanship.

-- Tom D

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