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Dovetailed jewelry box

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Project by Friendlysb posted 12-21-2013 11:50 PM 2186 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a jewelry box for my wife for Christmas. The case is made of curly cherry, drawer fronts are curly soft maple, drawer box is cherry pulls are Purple Heart. I did through dovetails for the case and half blind dovetails for the drawers. I used 1/4” ply for the drawer bottoms and adhered velvet from joann fabrics to it with spray adhesive.

The finish is as follows;
1st: 2 coats of boiled linseed oil and wet sanded the 2nd coat.
2nd: padded garnet shellac
3rd: I finished with paste wax.





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 11:53 PM

Wow, that wood is awesome! Great job

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 11:56 PM

Stunning!

-- Art

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 12:00 AM

Very beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-22-2013 12:57 AM

That is some great-looking wood. I didn’t realize cherry could darken that much with just BLO and garnet shellac… it looks really good. Your dovetails look great, too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 01:21 AM

You did a beautiful job with some gorgeous wood.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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kdc68

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 03:13 AM

That curly cherry looks awesome !...well done

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 03:21 AM

Lovely job. That came out great.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 05:30 AM

Beautiful box. Love the wood’s and the super nice finish!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 07:01 AM

Nice box,nice wood colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-22-2013 07:06 PM

iT Looks awesome to me.well done. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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bygrace

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#11 posted 12-22-2013 10:32 PM

That’s some gorgeous wood and beautiful box. Awesome job!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#12 posted 12-22-2013 11:55 PM

Very nicely done using some spectacular woods.

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

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