Lacewood Jewelry Box Completed

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Project by Greg3G posted 12-24-2008 02:13 AM 3610 views 19 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have completed the finishing on this box. It is finished with 2 coats of an oil/poly blend then followed with several coats of clear shellac. I did do a rub down to even out most of the telegraphing grain.

Funny thing is I had meant this as a Christmas gift for my wife but I didn’t tell her. I would occationally bring it in to show her the progress and get her thoughts on how it was turning out. She had assumed that this would be going up for sale on my Etsy site. When she started asking when it was going up and how long I thought it would be posted, I cracked and went ahead and told her. She was more than pleased. Got me out of the dog house for selling her other one.

One note, it doesn’t have any liners inserted at her request. She loved all the wood that was selected and didn’t want to cover it up.

The box is made from the following woods:
Lacewood, Wenge, Padauk make up the majority of the box.
the interior dividers are Wenge and the tray bottoms are ambrosia maple.
The bottom of the box is Sapele.

Thanks all and Merry Christmas!

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 12-24-2008 02:17 AM

Man that is gorgeous. I am sure that Karen loves.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 12-24-2008 02:22 AM

Superior boxhood, Greg. I think the variable spline lengths give this a retro feel. I like the feet, the inlay glue up and the lift tab. I think you should even get a extra free “doghouse pass” for this one.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#3 posted 12-24-2008 02:22 AM

Awosome! Great job!

-- christopheralan

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#4 posted 12-24-2008 02:23 AM

That is a beautiful box, Greg. Outstanding!

And, Merry Christmas to you.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 12-24-2008 02:52 AM

Great box, Greg!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-24-2008 03:10 AM

Very well done.

Merry Christmas!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#7 posted 12-24-2008 03:34 AM

“Never put a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” This project proves to me that you have both the knowledge and the backbone to tackle anything. Great job. Merry Christmas to All.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#8 posted 12-24-2008 03:34 AM

Sweet Box!!! Great job Greg!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 12-24-2008 04:00 AM

Great looking box. I especially like the lacewood.
Merry Christmas
Roger Gaborski,

-- Roger

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#10 posted 12-24-2008 05:09 AM

Absolutely stunning…great selection of material and impeccable craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 12-24-2008 05:21 AM

Wow What a Nice Box she must love it

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 12-24-2008 05:56 AM

Greg: A great looking box I guess that the finish turned out OK.

Merry Christmas to you and Karen.

See you in January.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 12-24-2008 06:37 AM

Very nice Greg! I really like the combination of woods used and the varying splines.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#14 posted 12-27-2008 12:23 PM

Love the colors. Nice box!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 12-27-2008 12:49 PM

She’s a beauty! Nice work.

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