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Project by Froggy posted 11-09-2013 10:50 PM 1610 views 11 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 11-09-2013 11:01 PM

Nice clean lines. Your aunt should be very happy.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 11:21 PM

Really nice.

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 11:47 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 12:07 AM

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 11-10-2013 01:13 AM

Nice box…glad to hear you auntie likes meranti

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 01:18 AM

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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#7 posted 11-10-2013 02:43 AM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 02:47 AM

Nice box, simple in design but brilliantly executed.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#9 posted 11-10-2013 02:47 AM

Nice box, simple in design but brilliantly executed.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 02:53 AM

Superb well executed I really like the design.

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#11 posted 11-10-2013 04:05 AM

Luv the design, nice and simple

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#12 posted 11-10-2013 04:25 AM

love the rounded edges!

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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obi999

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#13 posted 11-10-2013 10:06 AM

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 11-10-2013 02:40 PM

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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#15 posted 11-10-2013 03:54 PM

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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