First ever project. Made a jewelry box

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Project by Mrmyke posted 05-11-2013 06:36 PM 1271 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box a few years ago out of pine for a Christmas present for my girlfriend. This was the first project I ever completed. I am planning on rebuilding another one making a few changes to make it look a bit better.

All four sides were were scrolled out which was quite the learning experience since I’d never scrolled before, but was wicked educational. Took forever to finish, felt like it would never End.

Thanks for looking. Any suggestions for some changes would be greatly appreciated.


-- mike

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 05-11-2013 07:29 PM

Nice box, very fine scrollwork


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#2 posted 05-11-2013 08:11 PM

Very impressive work Mike.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-11-2013 09:25 PM

Great job and great scroll work

-- Todd

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#4 posted 05-12-2013 12:30 AM

For a first project you really nailed it. Outstanding box.

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

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#5 posted 05-12-2013 01:07 AM

my suggestion is to make another and then another and then another as you have some mad skills.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 05-12-2013 10:41 AM

Really beautiful work, Mike! It looks lovely!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 05-12-2013 12:07 PM

Very nice work—especially for a first project.

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#8 posted 05-12-2013 12:23 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I think I am still going to rebuild it with using some cherry wood. I also plan to have the boards not quite as thick. When I built this I didn’t have a thickness planer or a drum sander.

-- mike

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