Jewelry Box For My Girlfriend.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 12-23-2014 07:01 PM 2617 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made it just in time before Christmas, I made this jewelry box for the love of my life, it’s a new design for me and I think I’ll make this my new design from my previous design jewelry box.
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This box features three pull out drawers two of the same size one a-top of the other and one smaller but deeper drawer, it comes with one hidden drawer and two lift out trays, inside of the lid is another new design, a necklace hook system with a keeper, I chose the wooden keeper over the elastic velvet keeper that I had recently inquired about via the forums and am testing this style out with my girlfriend to see how practical and functional it is, I left a 3/4” gap at the bottom of the keeper just in case a necklace was to get loose from her fingers it can be retrieved, if for some reason this system doesn’t work I’ll use my heat gun to melt the glue so the keeper can be removed and we’ll revisit the elastic velvet method, under the lid also has partitioned compartments for her various other items, it also features a ring holder inside the large tray.

The woods used in this project are Nogal, also known as (Peruvian Walnut) the lid, splines, drawer pulls and the wooden hinges are spalted Hackberry from mine own private stash, the spalting is also my doing via my spalting pit.

The only mistake I made on this box was key placement, I’ll have to be more mindful on my next box so as to space to include keys on the lid portion.

This box measures 13” x 9” D x 9 1/2” H and is finished in a single coat of tung oil, a single coat of non waxed shellac as an end grain sealer, two coats of my own mix wipe on poly satin finish and a final wipe of paste wax.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-23-2014 07:59 PM

That’s a beauty, Randy. Lucky Girl!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 08:11 PM

Very nice Randy! We all scramble at the last minute finishing up projects for Christmas. Love the wood grain on the front of this one.

Merry Christmas!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#3 posted 12-23-2014 08:17 PM

beautil box

spalting pit ? hmmm there’s got to be a link

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 08:29 PM

Thanks Jim, Randy and Dick, spalling is fairly simple, find an area 5×5 somthing like that on your property make a thick bed with your collected sawdust then place your logs to be Spalted end on end then dump all the way around your logs the rest of your DC sawdust, wet the logs and the sawdust very good then cover with black plastic on a weekly basis keep the sawdust and logs moist

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 09:21 PM


You’re going to score points with this one! LOL! I t looks great in the pictures and that means better in real life. Unless you really know how to take pictures…LOL!

If I’ve not wished it….Merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 09:24 PM

very nice great looking hinges
love the design and hidden drawer


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#7 posted 12-23-2014 11:05 PM

Beautiful piece—you should score major points with this gift. Merry Christmas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 12-23-2014 11:34 PM

Men Vs. Women:

We see a beautiful a jewelry box (which it very much is Randy) handcrafted to perfection, lovingly made and painstakingly thought out and designed. In other words a work of art created by a master for a love of one’s life.

Women see an EMPTY jewelry box that needs to be filled pronto!!!!

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#9 posted 12-23-2014 11:52 PM

Thanks for all the great comments, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#10 posted 12-24-2014 12:51 AM

An outstanding job. The box is really a treasure.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#11 posted 12-24-2014 01:04 AM

Nice! I like the new necklace storage design. But I have to add that your previous edition looks more feminine for some reason.

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

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#12 posted 12-24-2014 02:49 AM

Love the color combo on this box as well as the design.

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#13 posted 12-24-2014 05:25 AM

Thanks Andy and you are right but those take so much time to make and a lot more wood.

Thanks Duckster and BC

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#14 posted 12-24-2014 10:18 AM

Blackie, I like the wood colors in this. Let us know how the necklace holder works out…it looks like a good idea. Might be nice to see a couple of pictures of your spalting pit in action. I like all the storage you managed to include in this one. The felt liner looks very nice. Good job of finishing the edges.

Ever the restless mind, as you continue to improve your design and your building techniques. Merry Christmas to both of you. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#15 posted 12-24-2014 01:56 PM

Very nice work. Hand made beats store bought every time and hugs are bigger.

-- Dan

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