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Project by dclark1943 posted 375 days ago 1319 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. http://www.trollbeads.com 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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Peter1

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#1 posted 375 days ago

Dave, superb. Great skill.

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 375 days ago

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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BusterB

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#3 posted 375 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 375 days ago

Beautiful job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 375 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#6 posted 375 days ago

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

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 375 days ago

Wonderful,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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don1960

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#8 posted 375 days ago

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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LarryL

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#9 posted 375 days ago

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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nailbanger2

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#10 posted 375 days ago

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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Roger

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#11 posted 375 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 375 days ago

This is a beautiful case. Very well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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dclark1943

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#13 posted 375 days ago

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

-- Dave, Kansas City

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Monkman

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#14 posted 374 days ago

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

-- MonkeyMonk

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Amoc

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#15 posted 374 days ago

Very Nice!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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