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Project by jmartel posted 112 days ago 913 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for the same person that bought the charging station valet in my projects. He wanted a personalized jewelry box for his girlfriend for her birthday. This was a bit of a rush job. I started it Saturday night, and finished it up tonight, 5 days later. It is maple with walnut inlays. Hinges are SOSS invisible hinges, so there is no visible hardware when the box is closed. Finish is sprayed Deft lacquer, rubbed out with #0000 steel wool.

This inlay is not my best, but it is certainly serviceable.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 112 days ago

Well done, great looiking box…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 112 days ago

Great choice of timber and well matched/complementing grain

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 112 days ago

Five days, wow! Nice job with the hinges being so close to the edges. Been to that party. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 112 days ago

Very nice. I really like the trays…probably going to use some of these ideas.

-- -Dan

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#5 posted 112 days ago

That looks pretty good for a rush job. Congrats.
The letters look OK but straight line letters are the hardest to get to look exactly right.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 112 days ago

That’s a nice box. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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jmartel

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#7 posted 112 days ago

Thanks guys.

And Paul, like I said, I know I have done much better letters in the past. The walnut was a bit tricky for whatever reason. And I’m just noticing now that the S isn’t really completely vertical. Oh well, such is life.

For anyone interested, while those hinges say 1/2” stock is the size they were designed for, I’d bump it up to 9/16” or even 5/8” next time. There is just so little material there.

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#8 posted 112 days ago

This is a very attractive box put together very well with very nice inlay.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 111 days ago

Great looking box. I especially like the tray design. I probably would have used walnut for the trays – but that would have been a mistake. The maple really looks nice.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#10 posted 111 days ago

I think that will make one lady very happy .
Good looking box and well done in every respect !

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 107 days ago

Looks great and well designed. Like the beautiful wood combo, inlays and the clean lines. I’m sure it’s well appreciated. Great work!

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