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Project by Froggy posted 284 days ago 1498 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 70th birthday gift for my Aunt. No plans, no drawings, the whole thing was pretty much done on the fly, and I can’t really identify the style of it… :) It’s definitely not without flaws, but turned out reasonably well. Miters and rough shaping of the sides were done on a table saw, and the final shaping with a sanding block. I used meranti for the box and lid frames, and plywood with walnut veneer for the top and the bottom. Finished with shellac. Small quadrant hinges are from Lee Valley.

The original idea was to do some sort of lining inside the box (velvet, or silk, or something), but I decided to leave it as is – the wood combo looks nice, and I also didn’t want to screw things up by complicating them. Photos got some reddish tint to them (I removed some, but not completely); in reality finished meranti has more amber/light brown shade, not as pink. This was my first time working with meranti, and I really liked it. Seems to be a good wood, inexpensive, with a nice texture (it’s changing shades under different light angles, looks great), and easy to work with. It’s prone to splintering a bit, but not too much.





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#1 posted 284 days ago

Nice clean lines. Your aunt should be very happy.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#2 posted 284 days ago

Really nice.

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 284 days ago

Very nice jewellery box, well made with simple but beautiful lines…well done

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 284 days ago

Very nice box. Your aunt will love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 284 days ago

Nice box…glad to hear you auntie likes meranti

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

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#6 posted 284 days ago

Very nicely done—it’s sure to be well received and appreciated.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 283 days ago

It’s simple but very elegant. Has a touch of class to it.

-- 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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Bob Kassmeyer

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#8 posted 283 days ago

Nice box, simple in design but brilliantly executed.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#9 posted 283 days ago

Nice box, simple in design but brilliantly executed.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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meaded

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#10 posted 283 days ago

Superb well executed I really like the design.

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OldWolfsWoodShop

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#11 posted 283 days ago

Luv the design, nice and simple

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sgtq

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#12 posted 283 days ago

love the rounded edges!

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obi999

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#13 posted 283 days ago

This is great! Liked the style and craftsmanship at first sight.

Thank you for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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ward63

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#14 posted 283 days ago

From what I’ve seen you do excellent work! I really like the curves. The inset handle is very nice too.

Thanks for sharing.

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Bruce

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#15 posted 283 days ago

I like it.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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