Jewelry / keepsake box

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Project by DouginVa posted 10-31-2012 07:18 PM 973 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sides and lid frame made from sapele. Lid is veneered walnut burl with an accent strip as it’s border. Lower tray partitions are walnut. I created the halp laps using the Bridge City Tool Works KM-1 (kerf maker 1). Excellent too, I highly recommend it. Upper sliding tray is sapele as well. Box sides are mitered with walnut dovetail keyed joints. Lower box bottom and tray bottom are both lined with red suede wrapped on a thin foam board for cushioning. Finished with a rubbed on sating urethane finish.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 07:35 PM

Nice job, I’m just starting a bridal chest made out of sapele ….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 01:12 AM

Another nice one. Love the burl top. Tapering the box sides gave those dovetail keys an interesting look.

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

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 01:14 AM

I neglected to mention the design wasn’t my own…..if you get Woodsmith magazine or watch their show they get the credit for the design.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 03:13 AM

Really nice piece. I get a lot of inspiration/ ideas from Woodsmith. They have some good designers.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 11:35 AM

Very nice job all around….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#6 posted 11-01-2012 03:40 PM

That’s a beautiful box. 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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#7 posted 10-27-2014 02:23 AM

Very nice box. I build jewelry boxes and have never worked Sapele, but you done great!! Your inlay looks good.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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