The Demo Jewelry Box

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Project by splintergroup posted 02-24-2017 02:50 PM 3007 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been asked by several people for more details on the other similar boxes in my projects. Usually I don’t make plans, at least those that are much more then sketches with some details scribbled down. Given the interest, I drew up a set of outlines with dimensions and posted them for everyone here.
These are pdf files and should be readable.

These are simple boxes, minimal parts, but I got to thinking about how much goes on when building them, many details that simple dimensional drawings don’t show.

This nagged at me enough that I wrote up a 3-part blog on the process .
This box is the result

The wood is Cherry, still light colored but some time in the sun should redden it up. The lid has waterfall bubinga and lacewood veneers and I added three levels of storage.

Excruciating details in the blog 8^)

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 03:18 PM

beautiful I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 03:31 PM

you did a great job wood is beautiful

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 04:46 PM

Wow, thanks for the all the info, can’t wait to read the blogs

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 05:26 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 06:36 PM

Thanks people!

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 06:47 PM

I looked at the plans, you may usually start with crude sketches, but the drawings are top notch. I’ve been researching G&G boxes to make some and your drawings helped me understand the construction of a few items.

btw – The great looking box got me to the post in the first place. I like how you did the box base. Several boxes I have made in other styles have seemed lacking with simple bun feet.


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#7 posted 02-24-2017 07:18 PM

Sensational work, thanks again for this great contribution. It’s on my build list.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 07:53 PM

A beautiful box—I really like the look of this one!

And thanks for posting the plans and the blogs—I’m off to check them out!

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

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 09:16 PM

Very beautiful looking box. Good helpful information for my future building. Thanks.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 10:37 PM

You did a fine job on this beautiful box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 11:34 PM

Hated it! :D

-- Art

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#12 posted 02-25-2017 03:13 AM

Definitely an eye catcher. Lotsa gr8 details.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#13 posted 02-25-2017 10:33 AM

Splinter, nice job. I like the design of this box. It is beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to present more details about the construction of this box. Having three layers inside certainly allows the user to have lots of room for small jewelry pieces in a compact footprint. The interlaced and pinned corners, framed and splined top, proportioned feet, and over-all look are enhanced with nicely crafted details.

I enjoyed reading your blogs. When you have worked on a design and style long enough that it seems to just flow as you move around the shop, it is easy to forget how many steps and small details go into making a box like this. It is just what you do. Thanks for letting us in on the process and reminding us of the many little things it takes to make a box like this sing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 02-25-2017 02:28 PM

Thanks for the complements people!

I’m sure you know how it feels to go on “automatic” after making 100’s of your boxes. If I didn’t write this last one down, making one a year from now would have been like starting over 8^)

Or should I say Homer, sorry for outing you! Sneaking off to Virginia to escape the rat race of being a big-tung-oil baron is a fate no man should have to endure 8^)

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#15 posted 02-26-2017 01:04 AM

Great looking box. Nice drawings and blog, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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