Louis Cube Jewellery box

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 11-20-2013 03:39 AM 2612 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a jewellery box that I just finished making. It box itself is made from cherry. I decided to cut the cove after I had cut the lid off, I think it looks pretty good.

The lid is made from cherry, walnut and maple veneer with birdseye maple edging, and the inside of the lid panel is curly cherry veneer. The trays are cherry with walnut bottoms, and the ledge that they sit on is Spanish cedar.

The finish on the box is three coats of tried and true and then wax. The lid has several coats of blonde shellac, buffed out and then waxed.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 04:13 AM

Nice Jeremy. You will excel with your upcoming chevy.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 04:27 AM

great looking box. The pattern on the top looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 05:52 AM

Wow, great job, this is really cool

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 06:31 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 08:02 AM

Lovely job Jeremy. Your accuracy in the cutting really shows in the end result.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 09:25 AM

Great work, these are fun to make….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 11:18 AM

Jeremy, This is a really nice. I’m thinking about how in the world you get all those little pieces perfectly sized and lined up to secure them to the substrate.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 11:22 AM

Wonderful Jerremy!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 11-20-2013 12:56 PM

That is absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 11-20-2013 02:25 PM

Very nice work Jeremy. I’m glad you showed a picture of the box opened so we could see that very nice wood under the lid.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 11-20-2013 03:53 PM

That’s excellent.

Those seams are really tight.

My glue ups tend to look like I did my finishing work with a chainsaw.

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#12 posted 11-20-2013 03:54 PM

Wow! Jeremy this is a real eye catcher. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 11-20-2013 04:39 PM

Really great looking box!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#14 posted 11-20-2013 05:08 PM

Thanks everyone.

Dr Ken, I show and talk about the jig I made to make the parallelograms in this blog post..

Once I have them all I assemble them all on a large board and I use green masking tape to keep everything together. Then I use old brown glue and my unfinished moxon vice as the press to do the panel glue up. I bought a veneer press screw, but I have not made the press yet. That’s in the near future as well.

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#15 posted 11-20-2013 06:36 PM

Wow that is some precision veneer work and the whole box looks great !

-- Kiefer 松

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