Small Birch Box

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Project by JayCee123 posted 03-17-2017 06:07 PM 1685 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a small jewelry box made from birch with a walnut top.The corners are mitered with walnut splines. Inside theres a divided lift out tray. It was finished with an oil/poly mix and top coated with lacquer.

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#1 posted 03-18-2017 01:32 AM

Very nice. Really like the contrast with the walnut.

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#2 posted 03-18-2017 01:33 AM

Pretty darn lovely.

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#3 posted 03-18-2017 02:11 PM

Great wood combo, love the flamed birch.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 03-18-2017 02:56 PM

Details are nice, the pins in the tray and the lift out knob are very classy.

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#5 posted 03-18-2017 03:11 PM

Thank you so much for the comments.

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#6 posted 03-18-2017 03:48 PM

you did a nice job

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#8 posted 03-18-2017 04:18 PM

Gorgeous. It the walnut top a panel?

-- John from the Cherry Valley Studio in NY

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#9 posted 03-18-2017 05:15 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 03-18-2017 05:18 PM

Thank u for the comments.

Hi John

The top is a glued up sandwich of 5/16” thick figured walnut, 1/4” plywood, and plain sawn walnut veneer (inside surface). The walnut was resawn from a larger piece of figured walnut … I wanted to extend its use as much as possible :). I cut a tongue on the four edges of the glue up and cut a dado in the two sides, the front and the back. The groove is deep enough to allow for seasonal movement. During assembly I applied a small amount of glue to fix the panel at the middle of the sides only.

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#11 posted 04-01-2017 09:17 PM

Boxes are always an interest to me and would like to build more, I have so many interests it hard to get around to all the idea’s I have. Bandsaw boxes was going to be my speciality when I retired, done a few but would like to do more.
Will try another with the fractal burning, I use birch for almost all my projects as I have the trees and sawmill the lumber. Nice job on this birch box.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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