Jewelry Box - Christmas present

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Project by George M posted 235 days ago 1742 views 22 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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Rob Drown

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#1 posted 235 days ago

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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Bradley Tykoski

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#2 posted 235 days ago

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 235 days ago

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

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

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#4 posted 235 days ago

Really awesome job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 235 days ago

What kind of lacquer did you use?


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#6 posted 235 days ago

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 235 days ago

Wonderful design and beautiful execution.

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

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George M

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#8 posted 235 days ago

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 235 days ago

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

-- George, Parker Colorado

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#10 posted 235 days ago

Beautiful. Great job!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#11 posted 235 days ago

Wow. Beautiful.

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

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Dan Hux

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#12 posted 235 days ago

Very well done,, nice choice of woods.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#13 posted 235 days ago

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

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#14 posted 235 days ago

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 235 days ago

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

-- John, Illinois,

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