Texas Style Jewelry Box

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Project by Blackie_ posted 319 days ago 2597 views 29 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured I thought Texas style was fitting for this Jewelry box due to it’s rustic appeal, there are other versions of this design floating around I just made this one my own, it consist of most everything that I’ve learned from fellow Lumberjocks all rolled up into one and once again another new bandsaw box design only you wouldn’t know the inner was a bandaw box, another hybrid, I’ve implemented a new feature into my bandsaw boxes instead of cutting out the front from the drawers I now use wooden panels or slabs for the draw fronts, the woods used in this project are Walnut and Spalted Hackberry. Both ends are book matched from the same board and the front is also book matched with grain flowing upward, the spalted hackberry I harvested with my chainsaw locally.

Build I started off with a glue up block, instead of running the boards vertical as I used to I ran these boards horizontally staggered, surface and edge glued, so that I could get a wider box, there’s no slicing the front or the back off you just simply cut your drawers out and only the rear slice of the draw is cut from the drawer not the front as the front slab becomes the front of the drawer, once everything was sanded I then round the fronts on the router table, the fronts are then glued to the front of the drawers, I then created two miter jointed fixtures for each side of the box and sliced them as you would a normal box and added the kerf to house the 1/4” panels on each side, I used wooden hinges on the back also made from walnut, both ends open up very smooth, I added three brass necklace hooks on each side, inside of the drawers I have two pull out trays one is a ring tray and also inside of the center drawer is a hidden drawer.

This box measures 14 1/2” x 11” x 5 1/2” it is finished in a single coat of tung oil, a single coat of non waxed shellac, two coats of satin finish wipe on poly and a final wipe with paste wax, all drawers are flocked.

I added 3 more pictures below to show the drawers out.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed along with replied comments :)

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#1 posted 319 days ago

That’s a beautiful Jewelry box! I really like the side doors and wood hinges.
Excellent choice of woods, and fine craftsmanship. Someone is gonna be really happy with this.
Thanks for sharing.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 319 days ago

Very awesome Randy…That is a well thought out design and build. A winner…!

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 319 days ago

That is really amazing! Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 319 days ago

Wow !....that spalted hackberry is awesome…..great contrast with the walnut….great design and build !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 319 days ago

Excellent Build Randy, really Top-shelf Work…
That Hackberry is to die for, and you used it to perfection, Super Job!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 319 days ago

Super cool design and wood combo!


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#7 posted 319 days ago

Holy Smokes Randy that is down right beautiful! Excellent in everyway! Love the wood combos!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 319 days ago

That’s really cool! Beautiful project! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 319 days ago

Absolutely beautiful Randy! Truly, a jewelry box befitting Texas.

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

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#11 posted 319 days ago

I like the design a lot! Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#12 posted 319 days ago

This is awesome! Love it

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#13 posted 319 days ago

Very interesting box with lot of hidden compartments. I like the combination of wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 319 days ago

This is really cool and so AWESOME! Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 319 days ago

Very awesome piece, great pattern and colors !

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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