Fleur De Lis Jewelry Box

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Project by dclark1943 posted 11-12-2013 10:13 PM 3326 views 17 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good afternoon lumberjocks! just finished this box for a customer in Atlanta, who visited the shop a couple months ago and picked out the box and the wood. The box is Bubinga and the inlay in the top is Maple Burl. The Monogram on the top is a piece of striped maple laser engraved and inlaid with black epoxy. I used a 2-19/32” diameter table edge thumbnail router bit to obtain the curvature of the sides. The Finish on the box is spray lacquer rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and then waxed. The feet, handle and top edging are all Wenge, and the decorative banding is a very nice maple and mahogany pattern. Hinges are brass quadrant hinges, and the interior fabric is purple butter suede embroidered by a local shop here in Lee’s Summit, it is fixed in place with double face tape. The dividers and tray are striped maple, and the tray corner keys are black veneer. The biggest Challenge of the project turned out to be the monogram, as the epoxy wicked into the maple. Had to do a do over with some advice from Roger Bean and Jacob Aune; the “secret” of course was to seal the surface after the engraving. This box measures 2 3/4 high, 7” front to back and 13” side to side. Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 10:24 PM

Very nice! One happy customer.

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 10:34 PM

Daily Top 3, here you come. That’s a knockout.

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 10:42 PM

Really nice work. Striking design with so many great details. Great tray work too. My compliments. A piece that can hold it’s own in the best of company. Glad to hear the monogram problem worked out.

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

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 10:44 PM

Beautiful and beautifully crafted, I am sure the recipient will have a emotional connection,,,

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 11:01 PM

A very fine piece ,a great design with a real high end look,I particularly like it’s low profile and great wood.

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#6 posted 11-12-2013 11:08 PM

wow, that is a really beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 11:26 PM

Amazing work ! An absolute beauty

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 11:34 PM

Very beautiful work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-12-2013 11:36 PM

Beautiful work!

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

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#10 posted 11-12-2013 11:43 PM

Hi Dave,

Very Elegant box, with clean lines that flow very nice!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 11-13-2013 12:04 AM

Very Nice Piece of Work! Thanks For Posting!


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#12 posted 11-13-2013 12:42 AM

1st class elegance, Dave. WowZa!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 11-13-2013 12:50 AM

That is ridiculous! I cannot begin to start on what I like the best. That has to be one of the best looking boxes I’ve seen yet. Great job, really great!

-- Rick

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#14 posted 11-13-2013 02:37 AM

That is an amazing piece!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#15 posted 11-13-2013 04:00 AM

There are so many awesome details. This is 1st class all the way!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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