Sapele Jewelry Box with Inlaid Lid

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Project by woodn posted 216 days ago 1548 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a new Micro Fence for Christmas and had to try a bit of inlay on this jewelry box. I’ve made a few thousand boxes over the past 15 years, but never had it easier getting the exact width needed for a perfect fit for the inlay before. Wood is Sapele, and the finish is Matte, Buffcote lacquer.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 216 days ago

Nice job!! The inlay looks great

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#2 posted 216 days ago

Very nice box and inlay, I also really like the hinges…..excellent work, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 216 days ago

beautiful job. i favored this one for a future steal. thanks

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#4 posted 216 days ago

Well done.

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

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#5 posted 216 days ago

very nice work, I like the nice clean lines and the inlay gives it a very nice accent, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#6 posted 216 days ago

Very nice, great inlay.

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

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#7 posted 216 days ago

That’s very nice and a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 216 days ago

A lovely box, and the overlapped inlay looks perfect. What a great new tool to use!


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#9 posted 216 days ago

Beautiful little box and your inlay on the top really sets it off. Well done -

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

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#10 posted 216 days ago

Love your box. Added to favorites. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#11 posted 216 days ago

Bob, this is splendid work. I like how the drawer is fitted between the splines, the neat interior work, the beautiful job on the inlay and the quadrant hinges. “Making thousands of boxes” even in 15 years is quite a feat. I will be looking forward to seeing more of your work on the site now that you have made such an impressive start. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 216 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments! For those looking to see other pieces, I have (finally) updated my profile and included my web site. I am happy to answer any questions I can, but even after all this time, still consider myself a learner. I have a long “bucket list” of box related skills and techniques I want to learn yet.


-- Bob

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#13 posted 215 days ago

Beautiful design and terrific craftsmanship. Nice job!

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#14 posted 212 days ago

Beautiful and well made box! Like the wood colors and finish. Cool and unique design on the inlays. Great job!

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