Jewelry chest

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Project by Boris posted 12-31-2013 07:17 PM 1765 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some pictures of the jewelry chest I built for my wife. It is made out of mahogany and the inlay is maple, walnut and cedar, it measure 23×14 x 7. This was the first time I had the opportunity to use the inlay tools I made. I have to say that the Steve Latta DVDs are amazing . I know there is a lot to improve so I hope I get better at woodworking, it is really relaxing and therapeutic.
Thank you and happy new year

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 07:48 PM

Looks Awesome Boris! Very nice design and lumber selection. Keep up the good work my friend.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 07:51 PM

The chest is awesome. Great build.
Coincidentally, Steve was a guest on The Woodwright’s Shop we watched this morning and the Spice cabinet—which is very similar—was the subject of the show. Particularly, they demonstrated how Steve inlays the lettering.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 08:04 PM

Very nice! That inlay is very sharp!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 08:07 PM

Nicely done. Love it. And, I fully agree on the Steve Latta DVD’s. My congratulations on a great project.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 08:11 PM

Beautiful, compliments on a great job.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 08:49 PM

This is really nice. I love the inlay work.

-- take your time

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 09:17 PM

Your inlay work is beautiful, then you open it up to matching spalted drawers how awesome. Now you have to fill it!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 09:27 PM

Wow! that is an awesome jewelry chest. I thought the outside was beautiful with the inlay ect, but the inside is just as stunning with the woods used. Excellent work, you did an awesome job, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 09:43 PM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 10:51 PM

That is beautiful, great job, your wife is going to love it

-- steve, simple and effective

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#11 posted 01-01-2014 01:12 AM

Thank you guys, I appreciate your comments.
Happy new year

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#12 posted 01-01-2014 02:36 AM

Boris, that is a beautiful chest. I made a spice chest with a similar design (Lonnie Bird’s), and I learned alot from the video too. I know your wife loves it.

-- Ben in Va

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#13 posted 01-01-2014 02:43 AM

There is so much to admire about the chest that I don’t know where to start, so I will just say OUTSTANDING. I hope to try inlay some day but haven’t worked up the nerve yet. Beautiful chest.

-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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#14 posted 01-01-2014 05:30 AM

Love this chest ,great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 01-01-2014 05:59 AM


That is really beautiful workmanship. What an exceptional piece. Your wife must be thrilled!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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