Jewelry box

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Project by Mark Blomster posted 05-25-2010 12:01 AM 10744 views 100 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a curly maple and walnut jewelry box I recently finished. I was inspired to make the woven veneer top panel after reading Tim Pastore’s recent article in Fine Woodworking. The weaving was very easy and fun to do. I made 3 levels of storage, with the top two being a little different. The ring slots are bookmatched dado cuts and forstner holes for bigger rings, earrings, etc. Middle tray uses holes again, with open space for bracelets, necklaces, etc. Simple dividers for the bottom.

Mark Blomster
Minneapolis, MN.

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 12:10 AM


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#2 posted 05-25-2010 12:13 AM

That’s fantastic!

I’d love to know how you made that weave pattern on the top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 12:15 AM

I really love the look of the woven veneer! That is really unique. Also, I adore the interior – very clever.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 12:19 AM

Love the weaving A-1 great box

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#5 posted 05-25-2010 12:26 AM

Wonderfull job.

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#6 posted 05-25-2010 12:26 AM

Excellent jewelry box. Nice job on the partitions and interior…

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#7 posted 05-25-2010 01:14 AM

Wow. that is really clever! The 3 layers are very smart. and your signature use of the coin is well….i’m very jealous I didn’t think of it 1st!! Can I steal ALL of these ideas ;)

-- Chris

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#8 posted 05-25-2010 01:24 AM

Very nice design. I like your tray ideas. Great job.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 01:35 AM

Sweet. I gotta look up that weaving technique!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#10 posted 05-25-2010 01:45 AM

Beautiful work. Another inspiring box. More food for thought for future projects.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#11 posted 05-25-2010 01:59 AM

Very nice box indeed.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 05-25-2010 01:59 AM

Nice work all around on this build, just had to take a quick peek at the FWW article as well. Lots of interesting idea by Mr. Pastore thanks for posting and sharing…BC

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#13 posted 05-25-2010 02:06 AM

wow! the maple looks fantastic, the woven top looks amazing!
it’s beautiful.

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#14 posted 05-25-2010 02:13 AM

Awesome job, i love the trays in it.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 05-25-2010 02:20 AM

A fine box the top is great.


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