Inlayed Jewelry box for Mom

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Project by John posted 01-28-2014 04:37 AM 1086 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished a jewelry box for my mom. The box is tiger maple with black dyed pear wood inlay. The interior dividers and tray are cherry and suede. The finish is French polished dewaxed shellac.

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 05:48 AM

Lovely box -

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 11:08 AM

Very nice box John, the tiger maple looks great…nice job.

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 12:45 PM

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 02:35 PM

This is beautiful and nicely done. It’s a wonderful gift for your Mom.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 01-28-2014 02:47 PM

Mom should be very happy, Great Box!

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#6 posted 01-28-2014 05:11 PM

Definitely a labor of love, as it should be.

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#7 posted 01-28-2014 06:55 PM

beautiful box

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#8 posted 01-28-2014 08:25 PM

Really good inlay. Very clean. Did you cut the inlay with a router or by hand or just what? NICE!

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#9 posted 01-28-2014 11:09 PM

That is really a beauty! Lucky Mom….......

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 09:39 PM

What a lovely gift for your mother John! Very fine woodworking and inlay … I love your use of that beautifully grained Tiger Maple, and the professional touch used in the completion inside as well :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#11 posted 02-07-2014 09:43 PM

Well done, Sir! Very nice piece! I wish I could make one for my Mother.

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