First Jewelry Box

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Project by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 05-02-2015 03:50 PM 1661 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a jewelry box. You people make it look easier than it actually is. Maybe it is the kids, or the needing to get as much done in the hour every third night that I can, but this was more frustrating than it should have been.

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Christian Holihan

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 04:03 PM

Very Nice Looking !

-- Nobody deserves particle board |

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 05:59 PM

That looks excellent and certainly not like a first try !
You should elaborate on the wood used ETC>


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 05-02-2015 06:11 PM

Very nice job on the box, Jeff!! You got it right on the first time!!

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

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 12:16 AM

You incorporated a LOT of features in that beauty! Pretty fancy for a first attempt.

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

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 02:17 PM

Nicely done. My compliments on the tasteful design and fine workmanship. I do hope you choose to make more.

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

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 11:12 PM

I agree with everyone else very well done!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 05-04-2015 02:05 PM

Thank you all for the words of support.

The box is made of:
Primary= walnut
Liner = mahogany
little boxes/drawers = maple + walnut

To clarrify, it was frustrating because I remade the top three times. My first desing was bordered by burl and had a mahogany middle that I had stringed with a flowing “modern tree” pattern. In theory it should have looked great, but my stringing wasn’t good enough for my tastes.

My second design was going to be bolder dyed burl with a smaller mahogany insert, but it just looked gaudy.

The pic above was my third design, and I liked it the best. I still wanted to do the simple flowing/swooping tree that would have been two strings flowing from bottom right, across the top, and ending in the top left… like a tree blowing in the wind, but I need to get better at stringing before I try that again.

Here is basically what I wanted it to look like.

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#8 posted 05-19-2015 01:59 PM

Great looking box with a very clean design and lots of nice small details.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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