Jewellery Box-20 shards of brown

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Project by paulg posted 03-04-2013 10:27 PM 1432 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A solid sycamore jewellery box ,the top being veneered with 20 pieces of shard shaped San Domingo rosewood, edged with a black inlay. As a feature I have inserted slithers of veneer at a dovetail angle to the corners of the box. It has one tray with a handle that allows you to remove easily to reveal the bottom layer . The tray and bottom are lined with a light brown suede like material.

-- paulg,North Norfolk,England.

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 10:43 PM

Beautiful jewelry box…well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 10:53 PM

I love the veneering on that. The Sycamore really sets it off too. Nice work!

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 11:00 PM

Very excellent…! The veneered top really stands out.

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 11:34 PM


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#5 posted 03-04-2013 11:52 PM

Another nice veneering job. Great idea for top. I do the miter keys for added strength to the miter glue joint. Do you think the slivers will add much strength?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 12:27 AM

Nice looking box. What brand of hinges did you use?

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 04:20 AM

Nice box, well made. I want to know more about the hinges too…smart hinge from Ian Hawthorne?

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 06:32 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 07:41 AM

very cool veneer pattern!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#10 posted 03-05-2013 12:00 PM

Great execution & detail ! You must be very patient with that veneer work.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 11:34 PM

Thankyou for your lovely comments, Robert ,I don’t think they add too much strength to the corners ,but I also done it for a bit of a feature so it doesn’t look too plain. Rustynails and Matthew,yes they are “smarthinge” and I bought them from Andrew Crawford, a top box maker , who has now commisioned them to be made in England,lovely quality but expensive.

-- paulg,North Norfolk,England.

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