Purpleheart inspired Jewelry Box

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Project by Don posted 618 days ago 1503 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,

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#1 posted 618 days ago

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

-- Steve

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#2 posted 618 days ago

Wow! Gorgeous… I love everything about that box.

-- "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 618 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 618 days ago

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

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 618 days ago

Thanks folks…I appreciate the kind words.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#6 posted 618 days ago

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 618 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 618 days ago

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,

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#9 posted 618 days ago

What a beautiful box sure she loved it.

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

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#10 posted 618 days ago

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,

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#11 posted 618 days ago

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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#12 posted 618 days ago

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

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#13 posted 617 days ago

Nice work indeed

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

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#14 posted 617 days ago

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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#15 posted 617 days ago

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,

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