First ever project. Made a jewelry box

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Project by Mrmyke posted 440 days ago 820 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 440 days ago

Nice box, very fine scrollwork


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#2 posted 440 days ago

Very impressive work Mike.

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#3 posted 440 days ago

Great job and great scroll work

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#4 posted 440 days ago

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

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#5 posted 440 days ago

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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#6 posted 440 days ago

Really beautiful work, Mike! It looks lovely!


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#7 posted 440 days ago

Very nice work—especially for a first project.

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#8 posted 440 days ago

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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