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First Jewelry Box

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Project by zzzzdoc posted 289 days ago 1731 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to making my first box, as a present for a friend. The woods are birdseye maple, padauk, and ebonized walnut. There are two removable trays, the top one which slides over the bottom one.

Continuous grain all around the box, though the legs hide that for the most part.

Finish is pre-cat lacquer on the main box and trays, and an India ink / Black Transtint Dye mixture top-coated with lacquer for the legs.

Never realized how much work these boxes are, and how finicky the hinges are. Learned lots making it. Now SWMBO and my daughter have already put in orders for their own boxes. Ah, more to do.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 289 days ago

Very nicely done—great choice of woods.

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

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tedth66

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#2 posted 289 days ago

Another incredible looking project zzzzdoc. Amazing work.

-- Ted

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 289 days ago

Great work.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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GenerationWW

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#4 posted 289 days ago

Looks great! I love the way Curly Maple looks

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tomd

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#5 posted 289 days ago

Very nice looking box, great work.

-- Tom D

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zzzzdoc

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#6 posted 289 days ago

I kept debating whether to make the Padauk the sides and the Curly Maple the top and bottom, but this matched the recipient’s desk better.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 289 days ago

A beautiful box with some truly amazing maple. The hinge arrangement is a unique feature.

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

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OakHill

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#8 posted 289 days ago

Great job! Your first box involved a lot of set up and planning to accomplish what you did.

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

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MontanaBob

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#9 posted 289 days ago

Like gfadvm stated that is really nice maple….Outstanding box

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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zzzzdoc

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#10 posted 289 days ago

Let’s just say that the hinges didn’t start out planned that way. It was to fix a “whoops”. That being said, I like that they are somewhat unusual.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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kiefer

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#11 posted 289 days ago

I like the box and the overall effect .
Neat how you placed the hinges on the posts .

-- Kiefer 松

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tefinn

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#12 posted 288 days ago

For a first box it’s a beauty. Love the choice of woods.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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