Jewelry boxes

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Project by GraniteState posted 08-07-2013 11:47 PM 1411 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to make these jewelry boxes when my scrap pile gets filled up. This one is made from maple and has mahogany inlays in the corners. The possibilities are endless as far as design and mixing woods and they make great gifts.

-- Jay from NH......

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 12:16 AM

Nice job. I like the color contrasts.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 01:35 AM

Very nice!
Now make a set of wooden Patron hinges for it.

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

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 05:38 AM

Very nice box…well done.

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

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 09:42 AM

Jay, I like the form you have used. The cut-out on the bottom is eye-catching. I like the varied corner spline sizes. Nice job of matching the grain on the corners. On a box this small, I think the sides look better if they are a bit thinner. As a rule, I prefer hinged lids. This is fine work and anyone would be pleased to have it as a gift. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 10:28 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 10:33 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Boxguy, I agree that thinner material does look better and I have made plenty of boxes from 1/2 inch stock. I have also made them with and without hinges. Each box is different depending on my cutoff pile and the time I have to dedicate to making them.

-- Jay from NH......

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 12:40 PM

A nice selection of contrasting woods, for sure. Beautiful jb, Jay

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 08-08-2013 04:59 PM

Nice job! I like the dovetail key joints!

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 03:30 PM

It’s a beautiful jewelry box! Like the contrasting colors, the splines and the feet. Great job, a great gift indeed!

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