Janna's jewelry box

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 05-27-2010 12:26 PM 2127 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a gift currently in USA. Simple but elegant. I was not able to take the details in photo. Only one is available. It is a very interesting box.

Features: 3 compartments—a secret bill section, ring and coins sliding tray on top, a removable bigger tray with divisions.

Wood used: Recycled Top cover: Narra framed with and old picture frame wood (somewhat like hickory) Sides: Longer lengths – Made from IPIL (A Philippine redwood) Shorter widths – Made from BALAYONG (Same but harder than NARRA) Bottom – Made from KAMAGONG (Philippine ebony) Trays—NARRA

1. Biggest challenge is to make the box into thin slats. the thickness of the boards is only 6 mm
2. Dovetail joint.. Although this was not my first dovetail joint, the challenge was to make a dovetail 6mm thick.
3. First time I finished thie with Tung Oil.

I have added more pictures on this., Thanks for Janna for taking photos as to how Janna’s box is now.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 02:09 PM

Looks great. Must have been hard getting those thin dovetails tight!

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 03:53 PM

Good looking box. Very nicely done. More pictures please. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 04:37 PM

thanks for your compliments,
I will try again on the next box. Dovetail on thinner boards will be tight in two ways: 1) On hardwoods .. make the cut exactly tight without oversizing while 2) make an overcut on the softwood. The angle of tails must be bigger.,
Thanks, I’ll try to add more pictures when available. I will request Janna to take pictures and forward to me.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 05:01 PM

Well Done More pictures would have show cased it properly.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 05:18 PM

I agree Simple but elegant very well done.


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#6 posted 05-27-2010 06:18 PM

Great job. The combo of the wood is interesting, they work real good together..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 04:09 AM

Very, very nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 08:50 PM

very nice box

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#9 posted 05-29-2010 05:11 PM

Really nice box. Too bad no more photos….

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#10 posted 06-09-2010 08:30 AM

Just recently, I received the photos from Janna. I hope you will enjoy.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 06-09-2010 11:35 AM

Nice – thanks. Looks well utilized.

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#12 posted 06-09-2010 06:53 PM

Beautiful looking box. Thanks for showing more pictures. I am sure she was pleased with her box.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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