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Mom's Christmas Jewelry Box

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Project by Joshua Oehler posted 12-17-2013 11:29 PM 907 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!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"





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DavidATX

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 12:01 AM

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

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 12:15 AM

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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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 01:17 AM

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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doubleDD

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 01:21 AM

Awesome job. Great mixture of wood used.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 01:52 AM

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Joshua Oehler

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 04:45 AM

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

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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lanwater

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 04:53 AM

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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Boxguy

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 09:43 AM

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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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 02:33 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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 12-18-2013 02:58 PM

Thanks for the compliments and constructive criticism everyone!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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tefinn

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#11 posted 12-19-2013 02:44 AM

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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Matt Nudi

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#12 posted 12-24-2013 12:21 AM

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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