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Purpleheart and Ash Jewellery Box

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Project by AlexHarris posted 11-02-2012 12:17 PM 2326 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick look at my latest project, I have seen a couple of boxes a bit like this and I thought I would design and build my own.

I have made a google sketchup model of this project and PDF of the leg template, both of which you can download for free at my website: http://thiswoodwork.com/purpleheart-and-ash-jewellery-box/

Also at my website will be able to watch how I made this box from start to finish!

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-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com





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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 12:42 PM

Really like this box. The design looks like a miniature table or ottoman. Nicely done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Roger

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#2 posted 11-02-2012 12:50 PM

Nice box. Nice wood combos. Biscuts were a good choice for attaching the legs. Nice outcome.

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

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#3 posted 11-02-2012 01:30 PM

Great design. I like the wood combination.

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

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 02:13 PM

I like the color! You are talented kid.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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lumberjoe

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#5 posted 11-02-2012 04:11 PM

I never knew you were on Lumberjocks. Nice box. I had been following your router lathe project

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 11-02-2012 06:35 PM

Beautiful box Alex, I watched the well done video, and noticed the bandsaw; is that another of your projects??
you are one very talented young fella.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Jarred

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#7 posted 11-02-2012 10:46 PM

Nice job! Well executed. I like the contrast of purpleheart with just about anything. Do you use any UV protectant to preserve color?

-- No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 11-03-2012 12:00 AM

Alex, very attractive design. I like the wood contrast and the execution. Another time I’ll visit the other sites. It would be useful to viewers to know dimensions of your work. That gets lost in a picture. How did you attach the legs this time?

I see you have a problem with the hinges. The notch on the legs is distracting, but very strong structurally. My approach was to have a 1 inch piano hinge (support the underside of it with a strip to hold screws), and let the lid hang over on all sides. The overhang will also act as a stop if it is done right. I also used a hinge Rockler makes that has an angled lower side that will fasten both on top and inside the box. Click here to see these wrap around hinges.

Very nice work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Boxguy

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#9 posted 11-03-2012 12:07 AM

Alex, very attractive design. Well deserved “Top Three,” congratulations. I like the wood contrast and the execution…especially the rounded legs. Another time I’ll visit the other sites you linked. It would be useful for viewers to know dimensions of your work. That gets lost in a picture. How did you attach the legs this time?

I see you have a problem with the hinges. The notch on the legs is distracting, but very strong structurally. My approach was to have a 1 inch piano hinge…support the underside of it with a strip to hold screws, and let the lid hang over on all sides. The overhang will also act as a stop if it is done right. I also used a hinge Rockler makes that has an angled lower side that will fasten on top and inside the box. Click here to see these wrap around hinges.

-- Big Al in IN

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AlexHarris

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#10 posted 11-03-2012 08:59 AM

@boxguy
Thanks, you certainly have a lot of experience when it comes to making boxes so I appreciate the help.
As I say there is a sketchup model at my website which is fully dimentioned if people what to get an idea for size.
Alex

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com

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AJswoodshop

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#11 posted 11-03-2012 11:02 AM

Looks like a really nice box! I made a jewelry box for my Mom about a year ago, you might want to put felt inside of it, you don’t want something to be scratched.

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