Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by LarryL posted 05-06-2013 04:22 AM 1241 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box made from some lumber that my cousin gave me several years ago from a Black Walnut tree he had taken down in his yard. I finally got around to paying him back by making his wife this jewelry box, she was thrilled. BTY, this was all made with hand tools except the band saw to resaw.

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 04:24 AM

wonderful looking box.

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 10:26 AM

Really nice job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 12:25 PM

Thank you Jim and Montie always uplifting to have praise from fellow woodworkers.

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 01:56 PM

I love the look of walnut. What did you use to finish it?

I think making something for people from their own trees adds a lot of special value to it. I’m currently drying some cherry that was cut down in my sister-in-law’s yard. Maybe next christmas they will get something nice out of it.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 07:23 PM

I used the old standby of equal parts linseed oil, mineral spirits and spar varnish. I agree about adding value and they also get to see what that “woodworking hobby” produces. :-)

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 04:32 PM

Beautiful work. Really like the hinges and the “shell” craving on top. It looks great!

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 04:40 PM

A gorgeous piece of work. Mighty fine hinges, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 04:12 PM

Awesome box! Like the gorgeous wood and the wooden hinges, the carving as well. Impressive work!

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#9 posted 05-11-2013 03:59 AM

Very nicely done Larry. clean lines. Carving balanced and complements the box. The wood is fabulous and finished nicely. Great gift!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#10 posted 05-11-2013 11:02 PM

Very nice! I love the grain.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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