Quarter Sawn Sycamore and Ziricote Jewelry Box

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Project by woodn posted 203 days ago 1665 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a “pile” of pieces of wood, some that have been book matched, set aside as possible box lids. This book matched Ziricote piece has been around for several years. When I picked up this QS Sycamore, I thought I had a match. The cream color of the Sycamore was a good match for the light streak in the Ziricote. The pull and lid lift are also Ziricote.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 203 days ago

wow that box looks amazing, I love the simple clean lines, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#2 posted 203 days ago

I love the look of quarter sawn sycamore! You did the wood justice with this beautiful box! The top is marvelous.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 203 days ago

Nice one.

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

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#4 posted 203 days ago

Beautiful Box. The wood just had to go together. I have been lucky enough to get some sycamore lately works really well for turning also. Keep up the great work. Thanks.

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

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#5 posted 203 days ago

Great design and execution. Those woods go really well together. And I’ll bet the QS sycamore looks better in person than the pics show.

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

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#6 posted 203 days ago

That is a beauty

-- Power to the people.

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#7 posted 203 days ago

Very nice. I like the mitered edge drawer detail a lot.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 203 days ago

Beautiful, clean and sophisticated !!! 1st class work !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 203 days ago


-- Dan

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#10 posted 202 days ago

Wow very nice box, I like the contrasting wood in the splines, lifts and the lid. Beautiful box…thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 196 days ago

This is a very nice box, just getting started in boxes myself. Would like to know how you joint the lid panel.

-- Dewayne, Athens, Al.

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#12 posted 196 days ago

The lid panel was resawn from a thicker piece, book matched, and then re-glued into this panel. I used Weldbond glue for the panel as I have had problems in the past with Titebond and Ziricote. The resulting panel was about 7/16” thick. At the router able, I created a 5/16” wide x 1/4” thick tenon on all edges, that was then fit into a 1/4” dado around the inside of the box top a glue up. I used a Whiteside Shaker profile bit when creating the tenon on the lid as that yields a nice 15 degree taper to the visible panel edge rather than just a straight 90 degree.


-- Bob

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#13 posted 107 days ago

This is a beautiful piece, love the contrasting woods. I have done a few projects with QS Sycamore and love the rays and flecks it displays. Curious about the top and bottom panels are they glued in or just floating in the dado around the frame. I am working on a similar designed box and was wondering if glueing in a solid wood top wood be a proble with wood movement.

-- Rafe Demers

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