Oak Leaf Jewelry Box

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Project by MyHogany posted 10-25-2015 07:08 PM 1577 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my mother-in-law for her birthday. The top and bottom are Padauk and the middle is from a silk tree I had to have removed from my back yard because the roots were tearing up the patio. A simple shellac finish and it’s good for use as either a jewelry box or a candy dish. The design/plan is from an issue of Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts, Fall 2010. I changed up a few things, including curling the top to come closer to the natural way a leaf would curl.

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#1 posted 10-25-2015 09:41 PM

Wow, how nice. A very unique and original box. I really like this one!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 10-25-2015 10:59 PM

WOW that’s amazing! Love the two colours of wood and what a great idea.

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#3 posted 10-26-2015 06:01 AM

Looks great!

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#4 posted 10-26-2015 01:03 PM


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#5 posted 10-26-2015 02:06 PM

This is a beautiful project and so well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 10-26-2015 02:45 PM

Very awesome work. Great detail.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 10-27-2015 07:15 AM

This is realy awesome leaf shaped box. Lines and carvings are so realistic and authentic. Colours and shape are incredible!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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