Octagonal jewellery boxes

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Project by jhtuckwell posted 02-06-2010 10:04 PM 2531 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an 8 sided jewellery box made of bloodwood with strips of maple, purpleheart, tigerwood and lacewood on the top. I made the hinges from leftover material with 1/8” brass rods and used a burgundy flock on the inside and removable tray. There are some tricky miter cuts on this project and being only an amateur wood worker, it was quite a challenge and is far from perfect. Of course, once I made the first one I had numerous requests for more so did a second one using lacewood as the prime choice of wood. Both boxes have 6 coats of tung oil rubbed into them.

-- Jamie, Sedalia, Colorado

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 10:05 PM

Beautiful and wonderful box Jamie very well done.


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#2 posted 02-06-2010 10:14 PM

hi jamie ,
looks good ,
did you cut your miters freehand on the chopsaw ?
you might want to use stops and practice with scrap 1/4” ply ,
or make a sled and stops for the table saw for this .

your design is great , and we all need to hone our skills .
practice , practice , practice !

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 10:17 PM

nice work, love the tray idea

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 10:17 PM

cool design

-- -erik & christy-

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 10:38 PM

Nice work !
Love the colors
I’ve made some boxes like this with the quilt top on the lid.
Never thought about a tray on the inside, cool !!


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#6 posted 02-06-2010 11:41 PM

Very nice design & wood combination. Beautiful box.

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 01:45 AM

really nice job, You say they are far from perfect, well you did a good job fixing it. I always say
” It’s not a mistake, until you can’t fix it!”

Great wood choice
I also like the idea of wood hinges on this piece. Really nice touch

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#8 posted 02-07-2010 02:30 AM

The design and wood choices are fantastic. Nice finish as well. If you want any tips or tricks on these types of boxes, Patron is your man. Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#9 posted 02-07-2010 02:46 AM

Hey guys: Thanks for all of the accolades. This is a great website, I’ll keep in touch.

-- Jamie, Sedalia, Colorado

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#10 posted 02-07-2010 07:54 AM

good design and wonderful choice of woods they work well together

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#11 posted 02-07-2010 02:37 PM

Great look box, I can see that a lot of effort when into this build. Thank for posting …BC

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#12 posted 05-28-2010 05:04 AM

Incredible marquetry on the lid. Love it

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#13 posted 06-11-2012 02:02 AM

Very nice box Jamie.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 04-09-2014 01:10 AM

Started out 4+ years ago with an outstanding project and then disappeared after 16 posts. Wild. This is one nice box!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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