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Walnut and Bird’s Eye Maple jewelry chest

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Project by Jake Brain posted 08-04-2013 09:50 PM 2291 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small jewelry chest it is 8 ¾” x 5 ½” x 4”. The top is solid ¼” book-matched Bird’s Eye Maple with 1/8” Purpleheart inlay. I used Walnut for the box sides and Maple for the strings. The method that I used to install the Maple string and cut the walnut is described in Tim Hill Blog “Secrets of the String Box Revealed ”. The 5/4 Walnut is then resaw to produce ½” book matched box sides. I used a 45° ‘V’ bit to miter the corners of the two halves. Instead of cutting the wood for ends using a table saw I used a 45° ‘V’ bit to cut the board. This gave me about 1/64” of a kerf. This helped with matching the string inserts at the corners.

-- Jake Brain, Florida





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 11:18 PM

Beautiful box Jake….the bird’s eye and purple heart look great together, the inside and the drawer are great…nicely done.

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

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Roger

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 12:25 AM

This is one fine, fine box, Jake. Lotsa gr8 details, and some really nice wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 01:23 AM

Very nice! Like the corner splines as well as the stringing.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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robscastle

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 03:15 AM

Looks Good,... so who is the luck recipient?

-- Regards Robert

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Dave777

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 09:00 AM

Too Cool

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

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OakHill

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 10:48 AM

Both beautiful in design and functional as well. Excellent job!

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 12:36 PM

Very nice, like the inlays.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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doordude

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 09:38 PM

great looking box! love the mitered drawer.

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MckinneyCarpenter

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#9 posted 08-05-2013 10:23 PM

Very Nice! Love the inlay work.

-- Husband, Father, Christian, American, Texan.

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newTim

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#10 posted 08-06-2013 04:15 PM

Very cool. The drawer is a great addition. How did you cut the mortises for the quad hinges?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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Jake Brain

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#11 posted 08-06-2013 05:48 PM

I have a blog on the QUADRANT HINGE INSTALLATION.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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sscartozzi

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#12 posted 08-07-2013 02:06 AM

Nicely done . Very artistic.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 08-08-2013 02:17 PM

Gorgeous box! It has a lot of cool and great details, very well designed. Love the inlays. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 08-11-2017 07:57 PM

Wow! this box is a real beauty and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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