Inlaid Jewelry Box

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Project by Rb12 posted 11-25-2015 01:49 PM 1611 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box is for my daughter for Christmas (she is 3.5, so no risk of her seeing it here). Her favorite color is purple, so of course I had to integrate purpleheart into it; main box is maple. All the splines are inside on the miters.

The string inlay acts as a pinstripe and goes all around the box shaping into a heart on the front. The sun inlay on the box top is yellowheart, orange osage and the center being maple burl which gives a cool sun spot like effect in the grain. The feet are routed with an ogee all the way around.

There is a removable tray which sits on rails half way down and the bottom part is for general storage.

Finished with two coats of Danish Oil and two coats of shellac.

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 02:09 PM

Nice jewelry box I am sure your daughter will love it.

I especially like the heart stringing on the front.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 11-25-2015 02:17 PM

Thanks a lot. That actually wasn’t part of my original design; but after I had the box together I thought the body looked a little “plain” and needed something to break up the space. Then I didnt think about how hard it would be to inlay the top curves of the heart until I had already removed the maple and there was no going back. But hey, sometimes it is better that way :)

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#3 posted 11-25-2015 03:51 PM

very nice jewelry box…great job, your daughter will love it for sure.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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