Birdsey Maple & Ebony Jewelry Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 12-14-2008 10:22 PM 3877 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one and one more and I’ll stop….........
Birdseye Maple is one of my favorite woods to work with, it just finishes so nice.
I line all my boxes using suede cloth that is glued to a 2mm craft “foamie”. I like
them because they provide some “softness” to the bottoms of the box and tray.
12×8×4 and finished with Watco danish oil and Black Bison wax.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 10:27 PM

Nice looking box! I like the material choice.

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 10:40 PM

The color contrasts are in perfect balance!

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 12:15 AM

Beautiful jewelry box. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 12:16 AM

Classy! Beautiful look.

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 02:31 AM

Very nice work Gene. I love birdseye.


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#6 posted 12-15-2008 02:45 AM

When the wood looks like that, it makes teh project look much better. Very nice box.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 05:59 AM


Each of the boxes that you have done are very special. I really like the contrasting woods that you have selected for each. Great delicate craftmanship.

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 06:09 AM

Gene another great choice of wood combinations. I’ve used birds eye maple and ebony in the past. You’ve got some beautiful wood/grain here.

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#9 posted 12-15-2008 01:24 PM

Very nice use of some wonderful maple.

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#10 posted 12-15-2008 07:33 PM

Beautiful. Nice wood choices!

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#11 posted 03-02-2009 09:10 AM

where do you get your suede cloth from? and how do you fasten it to the inside of your boxes? beautiful!

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#12 posted 03-02-2009 08:10 PM

ccpenco, I get the suede cloth from craft or sewing stores, like Joann’s ( here on the west coast ).
I then use 2mm “foamies”, they are sheets that are 9×12( also from Michaels or Joanns ). You can sometimes find them with a self stick backing, that’s what I prefer. If not, you can use the regular ones. I spray the “foamie” with 3m photo mount glue, then attach the suede cloth to that. If I have the sef stick foamie, I just peel off the backing and stick to the bottom of my box, if not, I then spray that with 3m glue as well, and then stick to bottom of box.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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