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Jewelry box for a friend's daughter

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Project by swdst posted 03-17-2017 01:34 AM 2141 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I set out wanting to make a jewelry box for the daughter of a close friend of mine, my only clue to her likes was her favorite color was purple. Purple heartwasthe obvious choice, and two months of hunting designs, and weekends in the shop, this is what I came up with.

-- The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour





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Lemongrasspicker

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#1 posted 03-17-2017 03:09 AM

that’s definitely a lady’s jewelry box! nice work and I like the design and aesthetic

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 03:17 AM

Purpleheart looks fantastic, was fun to work with?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 03-17-2017 03:20 AM

Very nice job on design and wood choice. I’m sure she will love it.

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

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Michael McKenzie

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#4 posted 03-17-2017 06:39 AM

Classic and classy. How hard is that wood?

-- ~ Ancora imparo! ~

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#5 posted 03-17-2017 06:54 AM

Makes me want to do this for my grand daughter.

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ozdude

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#6 posted 03-17-2017 07:20 AM

Beautiful!!!!!

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swdst

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#7 posted 03-17-2017 11:33 AM

If i had to say one thing about purpleheart, it would be to wear a respirator, ir at least a dust mask, it had me coughing for a few days. As for the hardness, it is hard and dense, it machines on the router table easily, but run a scrap piece to get your speed right as it also burns a little easier than something like oak. I also found i had to wipe it with Dn alcohol to remove the oil from the wood before putting the first coat of finish down.

-- The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-17-2017 11:35 AM

This is a beautiful jewelry box and you’ve done a wonderful job in designing and building it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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americancanuck

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#9 posted 03-17-2017 12:33 PM

very very nice

-- Retired and lovin it

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#10 posted 03-17-2017 02:31 PM

Looks great. What finish did you use and how did you keep the purpleheart from turning brown?

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#11 posted 03-17-2017 02:42 PM

i like it looks great

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#12 posted 03-17-2017 02:58 PM

Nicely done

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 03-17-2017 04:06 PM

WOW!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#14 posted 03-17-2017 04:28 PM

That will make a very happy girl

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#15 posted 03-17-2017 05:34 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! I expect the girl will be tickled purple.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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