Mom's Christmas Jewelry Box

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Project by Joshua Oehler posted 124 days ago 732 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box that I have been working on for my mom for xmas. The sides are Curly Cherry, the lid is Lacewood, Bloodwood & Wenge. Mitered corners on the box with alternating Bloodwood & Gaboon Ebony Splines. The trays and dividers are Bloodwood with black felt lining. Finished with Wipe-on poly. Solid Brass hardware (Brusso Hinges) This was my first project using high quality lumber. It was also my first experience ordering wood online as well. (Thanks Bell Forest Products!!) All in all I am very happy with this project..I made some mistakes and there are a few little things that I guess we will see if anyone else notices them. Live and learn I guess!

-- Joshua Oehler Naples, FL - Looking for a local teacher/group/guild in my area

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#1 posted 123 days ago

Beautiful box Joshua! How is the lacewood attached to the border on the lid?

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#2 posted 123 days ago

Very nice box Joshua. The mix of woods go well together and the lacewood is amazing. The lacewood looks a lot like laced sheoak that grows in the South West of Australia, not the same colour, Sheoak is more on the yellow or amber side of things….Great job and thanks for sharing.

Thought you might like to see what Sheoak looks like.

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

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#3 posted 123 days ago

Very attractive box and nicely crafted.

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

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#4 posted 123 days ago

Awesome job. Great mixture of wood used.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#5 posted 123 days ago

Great job. Love the contrasting of the woods and the craftsmanship is def top notch

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Joshua Oehler

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#6 posted 123 days ago

Thanks everyone! and Dave…That is some beautiful wood there. I am going to have to see if I can find that over here!!

-- Joshua Oehler Naples, FL - Looking for a local teacher/group/guild in my area

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#7 posted 123 days ago

You made a beautiful box Joshua.
That make a nice Christmas gift. It certainly beats any commercial gift.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 123 days ago

Josh, beautiful job on the top. I like the varied spline colors. The finish looks well done. As to design…the tray looks too hard to remove easily with one hand. The dividers look a little thick and perhaps should be rounded on top to be easier on fingers. However, this is obviously a beautiful work of love and your mother won’t care about anything except that you made it with her in mind…and that is as it should be. It is a wonderful Christmas gift. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 123 days ago

That box will make your wife a beautiful gift. She’ll love it.

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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Joshua Oehler

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#10 posted 123 days ago

Thanks for the compliments and constructive criticism everyone!

-- Joshua Oehler Naples, FL - Looking for a local teacher/group/guild in my area

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#11 posted 122 days ago

Fantastic job! The lacewood really makes the 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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#12 posted 117 days ago

Looks great man! I really like it, the lid has a nice look to it. Good work.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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