SWMBO Jewelry Box

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Project by BassPimp posted 644 days ago 969 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello This will be my first post. I just caught the wooding working bug a couple of years ago. These are some pictures of my first jewelry box, and first real wood working project. I’ve made some picture frames before this, but those are nothing compared to this jig saw puzzle. The door has 118 pieces if I remember correctly. I used maple, (regular, curly, quilted and birdeye), bloodwood, ebony, canary, lacewood, rosewood, cocobolo, cherry and ash. I essential raided my father inlaws scrap wood bin. The handle is actually a piano key, from a piano that was left out for trash by my work. I ended up only buying the ebony, rosewood and curly maple. The rest was scrap that I had from picture frames and my father inlaw’s scrap. It is approx 10”x10”x24” in size.

This was my wife’s xams gift a couple of years ago. She has a degree in architecture so she loved the design. I wish I would have video taped her reaction, she was stunned.

Hope you guys like it, it took a long time to make.

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#1 posted 644 days ago

pretty amazing – thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 644 days ago

Very Nice BP, love the door!
Welcome to LJ’s and I’m looking forward to more of your work!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 643 days ago

First ones always take forever. Really nice job.

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-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 643 days ago

Amazing pattern!

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#7 posted 643 days ago

Looks awsome with all those types of woods and colours. Interior design is also very pritty.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 643 days ago

The design is simply spectacular. I dig this.

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#9 posted 643 days ago

Super nice. Super Wow!

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#10 posted 643 days ago

Beautiful work. You have done a fine job.

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#11 posted 643 days ago

I too am stunned! That is a remarkable piece of work. The door glue up looks like a nightmare to me but you did a great job. I assumed it was veneered until I saw the inside of the door.

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

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#12 posted 643 days ago

The door was built laying on top of a flat piece of marble that was covered in wax paper and then clamped to the marble to hold it in place. I used painters tape for some of the row work. So glue up was slow

Glad you like the design, I didn’t have a set design just kept adding pieces, like building a puzzle. SWMBO thinks it looks like a queen with her hands on her hips. I started in the lower middle part of the door, as I worked my way out and up you can see the pieces get bigger because i was getting tired of cutting little pieces. I was trying for some of that Franklin Llyod Wright feel, but still orignal

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