Walnut and Maple Jewelry Box - design 11-12 - Box#2

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Project by Greg3G posted 12-18-2012 04:27 PM 4261 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my newer designs for display at the Gallery (Was juried into the Washington Street Artist Co-op this fall) I took the first box up to the gallery and it sold within 5 minutes of setting it down. Had this, its sister box already started.

The box is solid Walnut with mitered corners. The top Maple as well as the the splines in the corners. The top is inlayed with walnut and the sides of the top are gently rounded. The interior dividers are maple and friction fit to be removable. The box is lined in black velvet.

The finish is one coat of my shop made oil/varnish blend. Then topped off with about 4 coats of Shellac. After the shellac is fully dried (i give it 24hrs ) it is very lightly sanded with 320 to remove the last few dust nibs and then rubbed down with 0000 steel wool and finished with a coat of past wax.

The hinges are solid brass stopped hinges morticed into the top and base.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 04:37 PM

Very beautiful box

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 04:43 PM

Outstanding box Greg,great design and super wood choice.

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 04:54 PM

Very nice box, Greg.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 05:36 PM

Very nice Greg

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 05:52 PM

Super job, Greg.


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#6 posted 12-18-2012 06:19 PM

Very elegant with the extra details!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 06:34 PM

Greg,very nice box, great finish.

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

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 07:11 PM

Greg A beautiful job. Glad to see that you are able to get back into the shop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 09:42 PM

Admirable one.

-- "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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#10 posted 12-18-2012 11:05 PM

A beautiful piece. Very elegant.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 01:37 AM

Beautiful job and congrats on the quick sale. If you run short of boxes to sell, let me know. I’ve got plenty of extras! LOL

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

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 02:59 AM

Greg, Great looking box. Congrats on the Co-Op acceptance and the sale. I am planning to spend Friday and Saturday in B’more for the show. Let me know when you plan to be up so we can catch up.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 01:49 PM

Abosolutely a good looking box design.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#14 posted 12-19-2012 02:09 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 12-20-2012 09:11 AM

Greg, nice look and great construction. I like your choice of woods. Good job on the internal structures. A few questions: How is the inset connected to the lid…splines, groove, other? Have you considered insetting the lift with a biscuit cutter? How does your finish hold up to the constant touching of a well-used box? Galleries make selling easy, don’t they?

-- Big Al in IN

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