Jewelry Box

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 11-06-2016 04:04 PM 2129 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s amazing what happens to a tree during it’s life. The box is a birthday gift for our daughter-in-law, which she loved.
A 1.5”X16”X38” unique piece of curly maple was given to me by a woodworking buddy who found it in a scrap pile at a saw mill. After resawing it into .75” usable slabs and then planed to .5”, this is the results. The maple is outlined with padauk, at least I think it is (gotten from same buddy). Side note, my shop will never be the same after working with the red wood. I applied 3 coats of water base poly and several applications of wax.
Plans were from Woodstore .net.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#1 posted 11-06-2016 04:06 PM

Beautiful rounded shape.Nice combination of red and white colours. Drawers are very cute.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-06-2016 05:24 PM

That’s a great looking jewelry box—no wonder she loves it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 11-06-2016 05:40 PM

Nice build and great combination of colors

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 11-06-2016 09:31 PM

That is some amazing wood! Made for a beautiful jewelry box. I bet she really did love it. That wood was found in a scrap pile? Shame the rest is in a pallet somewhere.

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

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#5 posted 11-06-2016 11:58 PM

Yup….I just decided I like you design so much that I may steal it! Great work!

-- "Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets" - Ron Swanson

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#6 posted 11-07-2016 12:17 AM

very very nice jerry,great design and wood combo,and ill vouch for your thought that its padauk.actually one of my favorites.i just love how it smells.excellent job,who wouldnt love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 11-07-2016 12:41 AM

Great looking jewelry box. I really like the look of the curly maple.


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#8 posted 11-07-2016 01:08 AM

What a beauty! That sure looks like padauk! I use it a LOT and my shop looks like a cayenne pepper accident!

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#9 posted 11-07-2016 02:06 PM

Thanks so much for the comments.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#10 posted 11-07-2016 03:30 PM

Very nice. Be advised – If this is padauk it will go dark in a few years.

-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA

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#11 posted 11-08-2016 12:33 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 11-08-2016 11:35 PM

Very nice. I love everything about it.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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