Purple heart Jewelry Box

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Project by Scott C. posted 06-03-2013 01:39 PM 3085 views 32 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 06-03-2013 01:42 PM

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 06-03-2013 01:47 PM

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

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 01:56 PM

Really nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 04:01 PM

Just beautiful, love the contrasting colours.

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#5 posted 06-03-2013 04:32 PM

Very nice!! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 04:44 PM

Really lovely box, great work

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 06-03-2013 04:57 PM

Very appealing! Thx for sharing.

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#8 posted 06-03-2013 06:46 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship, TY for sharing

-- Pete in NC

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#9 posted 06-03-2013 09:12 PM

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 06-03-2013 10:32 PM

Love the contrast….excellent work!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 06-03-2013 11:37 PM

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 06-03-2013 11:49 PM

Gorgeous box. Nice photos as well.

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

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#13 posted 06-04-2013 03:04 AM

Oh so fine.

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

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#14 posted 06-04-2013 03:16 AM

Crisp and clean. Nice design and execution.

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

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#15 posted 06-04-2013 01:42 PM

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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