Bolivian Rosewood (Morado) display jewelry case

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Project by dclark1943 posted 04-10-2013 09:45 PM 2030 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good afternoon lumberjocks ! Today I’m sharing a Bead box commissioned for a lady in Millbrook New York. This box is made especially to house her collection of “Troll Beads” These interchangable beads come in many colors and designs are are currently the “fad” in sheik jewelry. This box is was designed from the inside out, with each “cubby” being 1 1/2” square; which made the box 8 13/16” x 12 11/16” x 3 3/16” outside dimensions. the sides are machined to 7/16” with the dividers @ 3/16. The cover is mounted on Brusso JB 103 stop hinges, and holds a piece of glass to “show off” the brilliant colors of the beads. The brass rods are used to hold specific collections of beads and small rubber “o” rings hold the beads in place. The longer cubbies are for holding the bracelets. The bottom is lined with her favorite color butter suede, and the finish on the box is danish oil. small dado joints and half lap joints align and hold the dividers in place, and the box rests on small plastic glides.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 09:50 PM

Dave, superb. Great skill.

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 10:05 PM

Dave, what a lovely and well-designed box this is. The wood is spectacular and the execution of your design is beautiful. I am a big fan of the concept of building purpose-driven boxes that are designed from the inside out. This certainly meets all of those criteria. I am sure this box will be loved and will do its job to perfection. Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 10:06 PM

Oh thats some fine work….well done.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 04-10-2013 10:51 PM

Beautiful job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 11:11 PM

Beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 12:59 AM

Absolutely spectacular. I really appreciate the simplicity of the design – it is really classy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 01:51 AM

Wonderful,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-11-2013 02:53 AM

Fantastic box. The Morado is such a lovely wood. I think of it as ‘chocolate wood’.

Made a recipe box for my Daughter out of that wood a couple years ago, and found out the hard way that I’m extremely allergic to the dust from it.

Your box is way more elaborate than what i made, but still elegantly simple. Just beautiful.

-- -- Don from PA

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#9 posted 04-11-2013 04:05 AM

The simple beauty of the layout and proportions almost cause you to miss the fine jointery and thoughtful detail that you put into your work. Very impressive by being understated.

-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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#10 posted 04-11-2013 12:35 PM

An excellent way to show off a jewelry collection. The new owner will be very proud to have this on display. Thanks for sharing it with us, Dave.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#11 posted 04-11-2013 01:04 PM

This is super nice. I like the idea of the brass rods

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 04-11-2013 01:08 PM

This is a beautiful case. Very well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-11-2013 01:13 PM

Thank you to everyone for the nice comments, makes my day ! : )

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#14 posted 04-11-2013 06:51 PM

Wow! awesome job. The detail in your work is amazing.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#15 posted 04-11-2013 09:03 PM

Very Nice!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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