Curly Maple Jewelery Box

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Project by sedcokid posted 11-15-2012 07:36 PM 3544 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project, I enjoy making boxes a lot. This wood is from the fellow that gave me a gloat in exchange for a Cribbage board, you may remember this from one of my posts . Anyway it is made from Cruly Maple with a veneer of Black walnut burl (this is the first time I have worked with veneer). I also made a band of Cherry and Poplar to accent the Black walnut veneer on the top. The finish is a very light almost clear stain as a sealer with numerous coats of wipe on poly. I chose to buff on the Beal system and then used used a hand rubbed coating of Renaissance Wax.

All comments are welcomed.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this project…..

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 07:55 PM

Wow Chuck this box screams out first class all the way ,fine work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 08:04 PM

Tremendous! How long did it take you to finish this?

-- "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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#3 posted 11-15-2012 08:18 PM

Well done Chuck, nice work on the veneering and banding oh and the tiger maple is beautiful…BC

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 08:46 PM

Nice design and construction—beautiful wood. Your photographs really show the grain pattern—outstanding!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 09:15 PM

Chuck that is a beauty of a box. Well Done !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 11-15-2012 10:01 PM

Beautiful work Chuck, love the figure in the maple that you used. Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#7 posted 11-15-2012 10:10 PM

Great job.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#8 posted 11-15-2012 10:57 PM

Very nice!!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#9 posted 11-15-2012 11:00 PM

WOW, is that every pretty. Nice work on it and great choice of wood!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-15-2012 11:15 PM

That is sweet Chuck.
I like it a lot. Good job all around.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 11-16-2012 12:53 AM

Beautifully constructed, and designed with amazing details. Super fine

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 11-16-2012 12:54 AM

Thanks to everyone that looked at this box, it sure was fun to make and your comments were appreciated.

Surfside, The time to finish the sealer and poly were all wipe on so didn’t take long to apply but let each coat dry overnight. The buffing process didn’t take long either. Thanks for asking and for your comment.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 11-16-2012 01:49 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful box.

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

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#14 posted 11-16-2012 02:04 AM

You do wood good! What a beautiful box. The wood, joinery, and execution are really nice, Can you teach me how to do that?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 11-16-2012 02:06 AM

Excellent looking box.

I like how the splines are deeper on the bottom and shallow up as you go towards the top of the box. Your choice of woods to frame the burl lid turned out great. Many ideas for future boxes I hope to construct.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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