Jewelry Box

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Two identical jewelry boxes for family women folks. My first time building two of the same. design was mine with my wife’s input as to what features she thought would be appropriate.
Wood is Bubinga with Burl Maple Veneer top. Inside framing and drawer parts are curly maple.
Size: 16”W x 12”H x 10” D. Pull out for chains is on a drawer slide (wide, metal and very stable).
Finish is Wood Turners Clear Finish (water based), several coats with hard wax polish. Tried Danish Oil on a sample but the wood darkened too much for my taste.
Hardware is all English brass. Used wooden pegs (from Hobby Lobby) for chains. Used brass before but ladies preferred wood, not as harsh on jewelry. Pullout for chains has 2 sides with ‘catch’ trays on the bottom.
The boxes are rather large but having large storage was more important for women.

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#1 posted 290 days ago

Really nice work Tony. I like em!

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#2 posted 290 days ago

Very nicely done—most attractive!

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#3 posted 290 days ago

Excellent work! Love the burl on top. How did you do the lining inside the boxes and what material did you use?

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

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#4 posted 290 days ago

Great looking box! That’s an incredible masterpiece! Thanks for posting.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 290 days ago

Super nice. Like them a lot. Bet the women do too

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 290 days ago

Beautiful jewelry boxes Tony…excellent craftsmanship….great job.

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

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#7 posted 290 days ago

Beautiful work Tony. If you don’t mind me asking….how long to make?

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#8 posted 290 days ago

That’s a great pair of jewelry boxes. I like your design as it should hold a lot without being cluttered.

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

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#9 posted 290 days ago

Very nice! Gotta love that bubinga, and that maple burl is indeed gorgeous. Do you have a reasonably priced source for the woods? Or else those boxes must have a pretty hefty price tag, just for the wood.

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#10 posted 290 days ago

Great looking and very functional I’m sure. Bigger is usually always better. I’m assuming the slide is a full extension ball bearing type. Never thought of trying to lay one with the side down but without much weight I guess it works. I’ve gotta try it. Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 290 days ago

Perfect!! Great job!! Beautiful.

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#12 posted 290 days ago

Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#13 posted 290 days ago

Excellent design and execution. The ladies should be ecstatic.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 290 days ago

Some of you asked me how long it took to make the boxes -4 mos. but it was not an everyday effort. Glue-up time chewed up some days.
Metal slide for pullout was a 10” drawer slide, that’s why my boxes are 10 1/2’ deep.
For lining in the drawers I used 8×10 felt sheets from Hobby Lobby. backing is plastic and I used Elmer’s hobby contact glue.
Lumber purchased at Peachtree Lumber outside Atlanta.

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#15 posted 289 days ago

very nice build, great design and finish too

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