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Curly Sassafras and Padauk Jewelry Box

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Project by willie posted 286 days ago 1121 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tomorrow is our 33rd anniversary and since I can’t afford to buy her any jewelry, I thought I’d make her something to keep the jewelry she already has in. I recently found a good supply of curly sassafras in a friends firewood pile. Interesting wood to work with, it smells great but has a few voids in it that tested my patience! I cut the sassafras into 1/4” thick veneer and glued it to a backer of unknown species of wood that has been on the shelf for a while. I used the padauk to edge it. The drawers slide on padauk rails.

The sassafras presented it’s own problems as it has some voids in it that most didn’t show up until I started sanding it. After a few pieces being returned to the firewood pile, I managed to find enough to finish the box. This was one of those projects that drove me crazy. A lot of small problems but in the end it all worked out. I sprayed it with several coats of satin lacquer and lined the drawers and top section with felt. The right side opens and has three pins to hang chains and necklaces on.

The hardest part was keeping it hidden from her. Every time she wanted to come into the workshop I had to cover it. I’ll probably give it to her tonight so that it won’t get damaged by my clumsy old butt!! Thanks for looking! Willie

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 286 days ago

A very nice jewellery box….well made and beautiful wood….great job.

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

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#2 posted 286 days ago

Very attractive jewelry box—nicely done and best wishes for tomorrow.

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

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#3 posted 286 days ago

Love the wood combo, nice work!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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#4 posted 285 days ago

Great looking jewelry box Willie, she’s going to love it.

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willie

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#5 posted 285 days ago

Thanks guys! She loved it, so I guess I’m on her good side for a while.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#6 posted 285 days ago

Your jewelry box will definitely be a priceless heirloom. Great details. Well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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