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2006 State Fair Jewelry Box

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Project by Bill Cowan posted 03-12-2007 12:26 AM 2468 views 15 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was last years entry. It’s curly Maple, Wenge’ and ebony for the top lid handle.

It’s curved on every side and around the lid inlays it slopes downward towards the lid medallion. The hinges were hand cut on the back because of the curve angle. This one was a bit tricky making the curves on all saides as it’s width is 12 inches and the drawer front is curved and metered to fit the box. Sort of compound curves like SWMBO’d.

-- ICN, Bill, (http://www.coachbillcowan.com)





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Karson

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#1 posted 03-12-2007 12:31 AM

Another nice jewlery Box

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 03-12-2007 01:01 AM

yah.. gorgeous!!!
love that bottom tray.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 03-12-2007 01:57 AM

Top quality!

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scottb

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#4 posted 03-12-2007 03:59 AM

Love that maple!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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oscorner

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#5 posted 03-12-2007 05:43 PM

A beautiful mix of wood. This has to be the first time that I’ve seen a description of a jewlery box like this: Sort of compound curves like SWMBO’d. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Don

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#6 posted 03-13-2007 12:21 AM

Bill, stop this right now!

With perfect boxes like this, us ordinary box makers just want to go somewhere and hide.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Bill Cowan

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#7 posted 03-13-2007 02:12 AM

I take the hint :-) (where’s those smilie buttons when you need’em). Boxmaking is becoming addictive. This was about 18 months ago when i made it. I’ve learned quite a few things since then, good and bad, especially the measure twice rule.

I think my wife wishes they would move WoodCraft a few hundred miles away. I just sank a 100 big ones in two itty bitty bits. (1/4 inch matching bead and cove).

-- ICN, Bill, (http://www.coachbillcowan.com)

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Chip

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#8 posted 05-05-2007 02:30 AM

Bill, was just shuffling the site and saw this that somehow snuck by me when you posted it. Beautiful work as always. Love the style and of course, the craftsmanship is incredible. Glad I caught this and thanks for posting. Looking forward to your next one.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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David

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#9 posted 05-05-2007 07:35 AM

Bill – Beautiful box and oustanding craftsmanship!

My wife would love to have Rockler, Woodcraft and Woodcrafters move to another state! We have all three in the Portland area. Just bought some new steamed cherry at Woodcrafters this afternoon.

Please keep these projects coming – very inspirational.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Joel Tille

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#10 posted 07-16-2007 07:11 PM

Very Nice!! And for the Stores be thankful they are close, I travel over a 100 miles to get to WoodSmith in Des Moines, Rockler in MN is a 3-1/2 hr drive. Bits are cheap compaared to gas these days.

-- Joel Tille

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mot

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#11 posted 07-16-2007 07:28 PM

Wow, I just love the grain in this. Really nice. I’m glad this one came back around!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 07-28-2007 05:53 AM

Bill;

Exremely well done. Beautiful design. Exellent choice of woods. Great proportions.

Perfection accomplished!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dorje

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#13 posted 07-28-2007 08:56 AM

Oh, my word!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Paul

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#14 posted 10-10-2007 06:51 PM

I’m glad to have caught this wonderful piece as it came around again.

Exceptional!

-- Paul, Texas

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#15 posted 10-10-2007 08:33 PM

Thanks Paul for raising this one. Sheer delight!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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