2006 State Fair Jewelry Box

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Project by Bill Cowan posted 2595 days ago 2342 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, (

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#1 posted 2595 days ago

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 †

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#2 posted 2595 days ago

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

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#3 posted 2594 days ago

Top quality!

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#4 posted 2594 days ago

Love that maple!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 2594 days ago

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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#6 posted 2594 days ago

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!"

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Bill Cowan

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#7 posted 2593 days ago

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, (

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#8 posted 2540 days ago

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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#9 posted 2540 days ago

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.


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#10 posted 2468 days ago

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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#11 posted 2468 days ago

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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#12 posted 2456 days ago


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

Perfection accomplished!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 2456 days ago

Oh, my word!

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

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#14 posted 2382 days ago

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


-- Paul, Texas

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#15 posted 2382 days ago

Thanks Paul for raising this one. Sheer delight!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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