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Purple heart and birds eye maple jewelry box

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Project by Henndoe posted 09-27-2013 10:47 AM 3275 views 37 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box I made for my daughter out of purple heart and birdseye maple. I made this about 6 months ago but the purple heart was “seaping” sap. So I set it aside in the shop and let nature takes it’s course before I finished it. I borrowed the idea for this box from a fellow lumberjack. Finished with a couple coats of bush oil and flocked the drawers. I made legs for it with a inlaid skirt but I ended up taking it off with a hammer after looking at it for 6 months and stewing over weather or not I liked them on it. Turns out I guess I didn’t.





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 01:09 PM

Beautiful… Great work… Sure the daughter will love it… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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jeffswildwood

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 01:39 PM

What a beautiful jewelry box. Love the look and design. I have just started trying to make drawers and see you did an excellent job on these. I’m sure your daughter will love it!

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 02:14 PM

Very stunning jewelry box. My daughter needs one and her favorite color is purple. So purple heart and maple it is. Great design with the side doors.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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tefinn

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 02:44 PM

Amazing how some woods are meant for each other. Very beautiful box. Your daughter will love it.

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

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 03:16 PM

Very nice, I plan on building something close to this design.

-- 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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Ken90712

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 05:30 PM

Great job I like this style of jewerly box… Thought I might have seen this style before on here. Its a real beauty!

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

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 09-27-2013 05:31 PM

Wow, what an amazing looking jewelry box…awesome job.

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

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woodenwarrior

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 05:50 PM

No other word than stunning…..absolutely stunning. Well, okay, two words ;)

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#9 posted 09-27-2013 08:34 PM

Absolutely Beautiful… This will be added to one of my favorites

-- Jay in Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 09:24 PM

Wow, Great job

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#11 posted 09-27-2013 09:41 PM

That’s just ridiculous. I love purpleheart/maple combos!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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#12 posted 09-27-2013 09:42 PM

Really nicely done. I can’t imagine this with legs so I think you made the right decision. The box was the cheap part, now comes the expensive task of filling it up ;)

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Heilander

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#13 posted 09-27-2013 10:46 PM

Magic ! Excellent craftsmanship mate
Scotty

-- Lathes turn me on

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 09-28-2013 10:43 AM

What are the measurements and how is it finished?

-- 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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#15 posted 09-28-2013 02:14 PM

Very nicely crafted.

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

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