Sapele Jewelry Box with Inlaid Lid

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Project by woodn posted 01-18-2014 09:54 AM 2200 views 14 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 01-18-2014 10:43 AM

Nice job!! The inlay looks great

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 10:47 AM

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

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

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 12:01 PM

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

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 01:23 PM

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 01-18-2014 01:31 PM

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

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 03:59 PM

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 01-18-2014 04:32 PM

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 01-18-2014 07:47 PM

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


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#9 posted 01-18-2014 08:47 PM

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 01-18-2014 10:11 PM

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

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#11 posted 01-19-2014 01:24 AM

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 01-19-2014 01:42 AM

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 01-19-2014 12:41 PM

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 01-22-2014 04:54 PM

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

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