Alder Jewelry Box with Fan Carving

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Project by LarryL posted 330 days ago 776 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box I made last month with some Alder scraps I had on hand. The top has a fan carving and the pull is carved into a fan shape. All the carving was done with bench chisels. The jointing and planing was done with hand tools except the resawing witch was done on the bandsaw, the wood is ~5/16” thick, the box joints were hand cut with saw and chisels. The interior is covered with SuedeTex and it has a small lift-out tray. The hinges are also made out of the same Alder as the box. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 330 days ago

Beautiful box, Larry. It’s very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 330 days ago

Very nice. You did a great job on the carving.

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#3 posted 329 days ago

That is a really nice looking box. The carvings really add to the overall appeal. Well done.

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#4 posted 329 days ago

Good job, looks good!

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#5 posted 329 days ago

Sweet box!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

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#6 posted 329 days ago

Nice job, great fan!

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#7 posted 329 days ago

Very nice box, great carving.

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#8 posted 328 days ago

Beautiful box! Like the design, clean lines and dovetails especially the wooden hinges. Great job!

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#9 posted 327 days ago

Thanks to all for your positive responses, the kind praise from fellow woodworkers is very gratifying, again Thanks.

Tom D., I saw the boxes in your “projects” and I am blown away by your level of precision joinery and especially your creativity, AWESOME!

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