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First Jewelry Box

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Project by zzzzdoc posted 09-24-2013 07:32 PM 2640 views 5 times favorited 15 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 09-24-2013 08:21 PM

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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#2 posted 09-24-2013 09:39 PM

Another incredible looking project zzzzdoc. Amazing work.

-- Ted

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#3 posted 09-24-2013 09:44 PM

Great work.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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GenerationWW

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#4 posted 09-24-2013 11:01 PM

Looks great! I love the way Curly Maple looks

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#5 posted 09-24-2013 11:24 PM

Very nice looking box, great work.

-- Tom D

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zzzzdoc

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#6 posted 09-24-2013 11:35 PM

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 09-25-2013 12:44 AM

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 09-25-2013 01:02 AM

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 09-25-2013 01:33 AM

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

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zzzzdoc

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#10 posted 09-25-2013 01:33 AM

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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#11 posted 09-25-2013 02:41 AM

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

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#12 posted 09-26-2013 01:12 AM

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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#13 posted 05-08-2016 04:51 PM

That Maple is fantastic , as is your design : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 05-08-2016 05:02 PM

It’s a beautiful box, doc.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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zzzzdoc

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#15 posted 05-09-2016 03:44 AM

Thanks, guys. It was a fun first box project. I’ve learned a ton since then, and they’ve gotten more elaborate, but still love that first design and completed project.

-- 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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