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Project by Eugene posted 259 days ago 1449 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought the plans for the ‘Gem of a Jewelry Box’ from online woodworking plans and re-jigged the design to make a sewing box for a chums wife, decided to add a design she liked into the lid and then got an expert to do some pyrography on the inside of the lid with her own sentiments.
It is made from Birds Eye Maple veneer on Maple board (Birds Eye Maple boards are like rocking horse poo in this country)
the legs are Black Walnut. She had previously stated that she had been sewing since she was five and had always wanted a sewing box but never seen one she liked, after a quick inspection of the finished item and on lifting the lid she started to cry.

Andy





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GeneR

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#1 posted 259 days ago

Beautiful box, Very well done. I have been a long time fan of the dark and light contrasting woods.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 259 days ago

Wonderful design ,beautiful sewing box plus very fine workmanship.

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majuvla

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#3 posted 259 days ago

Amaizing box. Something like this you keep in home for generations.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 259 days ago

Beautiful work Andy!

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GerardoArg1

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#5 posted 259 days ago

Wow. Nice job. Well done. Congratulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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sras

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#6 posted 259 days ago

That is a very touching result – well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 259 days ago

Awesome 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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oldnovice

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#8 posted 259 days ago

That is a ”gem of a sewing box” for sure, very nice work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 259 days ago

Fantastic sewing box!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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clieb91

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#10 posted 259 days ago

Really a nice looking box. I am sure she will be very happy with it.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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robscastle

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#11 posted 259 days ago

Brilliant work !!

Where did the inlay come from please?

And why did you reverse it?

-- Regards Robert

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TDominy

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#12 posted 258 days ago

Very Very nice!

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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Schummie

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#13 posted 258 days ago

That’s a wonderful peace off work, it’s not so strange that she started to cry :-)

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 258 days ago

That is just the total package! Deco/Ruhlmann and many thoughtful details, as well as a showcase of advanced skills. My hat is off to you!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Ottacat

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#15 posted 258 days ago

This is amazing – both the box and the circumstances around its creation and giving. I just love the combination of walnut and birds-eye maple. The craftsmanship is also quite stellar.

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