Jewelry Box - Christmas present

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Project by George M posted 01-07-2014 05:28 PM 3736 views 26 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since my daughter in-law saw the jewelry box I made for my granddaughter a couple of years ago, she has hinted that she would love one. So this year I decided to make it for her for Christmas.

The design has the top shelf lifting when the top is raised. It also stops the top just past 90 degrees. I love that the design is all wood (except for the hinges – the next one i want to use integrated wood hinges).

The materials are Purpleheart and Figured Maple. Finish is 10 coats of lacquer and past wax.

The picture quality is not the best. Just used my phone camera since I had to get it wrapped.

Thanks for looking.

-- George, Parker Colorado

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 05:37 PM

Really Beautiful. Wow.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 05:37 PM

I love this design. There are a few purple heart boxes on here that have given me some great ideas. I plan on building one for my wife for valentines day. I expecially like the feet and the handle. Great job.

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 05:38 PM

Very nice, love the hinged tray, great wood combo.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 05:52 PM

Really awesome job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-07-2014 07:22 PM

What kind of lacquer did you use?


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#6 posted 01-07-2014 07:24 PM

Very attractive box—nicely done.

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

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#7 posted 01-07-2014 08:21 PM

Wonderful design and beautiful execution.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 01-07-2014 08:27 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.

lumberjoe the lacquer is: Bernyl Facett LV 90 HAPS Free (90 Gloss)

-- George, Parker Colorado

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George M

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#9 posted 01-07-2014 08:49 PM

I should have mentioned. The design is not mine. I found it here:

-- George, Parker Colorado

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#10 posted 01-07-2014 10:58 PM

Beautiful. Great job!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#11 posted 01-07-2014 10:59 PM

Wow. Beautiful.

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#12 posted 01-07-2014 11:36 PM

Very well done,, nice choice of woods.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#13 posted 01-08-2014 12:19 AM

Excellent build. I love your box. Added to favorites. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#14 posted 01-08-2014 01:07 AM

Very nice!
Especially like the ‘lifting’ tray.

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

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#15 posted 01-08-2014 01:33 AM

Very nice. I’m sure she will treasure it for a long time.

-- John, Illinois,

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