Purple heart Jewelry Box

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Project by Scott C. posted 416 days ago 2094 views 29 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wedding present for my sister in law. Purple heart and curly maple, finished with Arm-R-Seal. Still trying to figure out a better way to make the lids center panel, tried an inlay bit but it broke on the second pass. Might try that again with a bit more finesse with my technique.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#1 posted 416 days ago

That’s a wonderful box done beautifully. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#2 posted 416 days ago

The Purpleheart and maple work well together. The legs are a nice detail.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 416 days ago

Really nicely done

-- 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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#4 posted 415 days ago

Just beautiful, love the contrasting colours.

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#5 posted 415 days ago

Very nice!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#6 posted 415 days ago

Really lovely box, great work

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 415 days ago

Very appealing! Thx for sharing.

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#8 posted 415 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship, TY for sharing

-- Pete in NC

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#9 posted 415 days ago

Scott, I like the wood combination, the legs, the finish, the design. I see what you mean about the top. Not a problem if the lines are parallel or cross gradually. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 415 days ago

Love the contrast….excellent work!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 415 days ago

Very nicely done and very attractive wood choices.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 415 days ago

Gorgeous box. Nice photos as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 415 days ago

Oh so fine.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#14 posted 415 days ago

Crisp and clean. Nice design and execution.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#15 posted 415 days ago

Great looking box. Cool ideas for the legs. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to put legs on boxes before and ended up cooking hot dogs on them. What is your process for making the legs?

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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