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Project by Don posted 12-17-2012 04:58 PM 1590 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked if I could do a jewelry box for his wife for Christmas and if I could use some of the wood from the church pews we traded (cutting boards for pews). I’m not sure if the pews are Maple or Oak.

He liked the pictures of some of the projects I used with Purpleheart in the so I was set. A few design ideas were bounced back and forth and this is what I came up with. I added one of the pew markers for a personal touch.

Thanks for looking….Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca





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RaggedKerf

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#1 posted 12-17-2012 04:59 PM

Wow—-that is beautiful. Excellent work! I love the purpleheart!

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 05:01 PM

Wow! Gorgeous… I love everything about that box.


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#3 posted 12-17-2012 05:06 PM

This box speaks to me.Beautiful and a great design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 05:06 PM

Most Beautiful! Work is Outstanding!
I like the added Pew marker, Nice touch!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Don

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 05:22 PM

Thanks folks…I appreciate the kind words.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 06:06 PM

Super box, very nicely done, and the pew marker is a great added touch.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 06:08 PM

Beautiful box Don, great design. It isn’t Oak, so it must be Maple.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Don

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#8 posted 12-17-2012 06:22 PM

My first guess was Maple and that’s what I’ve been using it as but it’s such a relatively dark colour not nice and white like most Maple is it kind of threw me off…

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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#9 posted 12-17-2012 07:59 PM

What a beautiful box sure she loved it.

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

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#10 posted 12-17-2012 10:10 PM

Very nice indeed! Love the overall look and especially the character in the wood on the front face of the box. Nice work.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 12-18-2012 02:00 AM

You did a great job on this. The old maple and purpleheart really play well together. Very artistic design.

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

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wooded

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#12 posted 12-18-2012 04:32 AM

EXCELLENT DON1…...................................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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#13 posted 12-18-2012 11:46 AM

Nice work indeed

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#14 posted 12-18-2012 12:52 PM

Wow, that is beautiful. How did you do the figure on the inside and outside of the lid? Is that inlaid?

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Don

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#15 posted 12-18-2012 12:58 PM

Thanks again for all the nice comments….

SqPeg – once I had the front, back and sides cut to rough size, I drew the curve and took them to the bandsaw. Prior to cutting, I had thin strips of Purpleheart already cut so I sandwiched them between the Maple and glued everything back together. Same procedure as what’s used making the Drunken style of cutting boards.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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