Jewelry Box

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Project by picofarads posted 11-30-2017 03:53 PM 1460 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry Box I made for my daughter’s 16th birthday. Padauk and maple with white ash bowtie splines. The little sliding tray is bloodwood and maple. The inlay on the top is walnut and birdseye maple I got from Rockler.

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 06:41 PM

Nice looking box. Girls love their jewelry boxes.

It reminds me of some I made for my daughter and nieces many years ago and later for my grand daughters.. My design came from of all places, Popular Mechanics magazine. I still have the original magazine pages in my plans file.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 06:44 PM

Thank you! This design came from looking at hundreds of boxes on google and choosing features I liked and was capable of pulling off.

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#3 posted 11-30-2017 08:38 PM

Well done. I bet she will cherish it.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 11-30-2017 10:43 PM

That’s a great looking jewelry box—I like the padauk/maple combo! I’ll bet she loves it!

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

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#5 posted 12-01-2017 04:07 AM

Pico, I like your design. It has good balance and functions well. The tray. corner splines, and maple top are nice touches. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 12-01-2017 08:33 AM

I like that. I like the interior a lot. That second pic about drove me nutz trying to figure out what you had projecting out from the Left side of the box, because I couldn’t see a line on the other two pics. Plus I had no idea what purpose it served.

Then it hit me I was seeing the chair back behind the raised lid. Sometimes I feel older than normal, like I’m not as sharp as I once was. Or DOH!!!!!!! Homer runs through me.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 12-01-2017 11:09 AM

Thank you all for the kind words. I see what you mean now TherealSteveN. That chair does blend in with the lid in the picture. Sorry about that. Funny

-- An open mind is apt to let anything in....or out!

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#8 posted 12-01-2017 12:30 PM

Very nice wood selection and details. Like the raised corners and splines I’m sure she will cherish it

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#9 posted 12-01-2017 02:19 PM

This is a beautiful jewelry box and it displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-01-2017 03:42 PM

Great design and excellent choices of wood. Nicely done!

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