Maple and Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by Ardubya posted 02-21-2018 03:54 PM 2648 views 13 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second box I’ve made commissioned for a fee. This is also the most challenging box I’ve made given the inclusion of a drawer. Box is made of maple and walnut, finished with Danish oil and lined with black velvet. It also includes a hand-made ring holder in the center of the top tray. Made that using 5/8-inch foam weather stripping. Includes Brusso JB-103 hinges mortised in. Added miter splines for strength.

The friend who commissioned it gave it to his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. He reported she cried when he gave it to her. I guess that’s a satisfied customer…

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#1 posted 02-21-2018 04:37 PM

WOW. I’ve done a few jewelry boxes but yours is another level. I know the drawer must have been a bit of extra work but it’s my favorite part of your box. Still everything looks great. Good Job!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 02-21-2018 04:46 PM


-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#3 posted 02-21-2018 05:08 PM

Very nice Jewelry box. Congratulations on the Daily top 3.


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#4 posted 02-21-2018 07:34 PM

Yep, I agree that a drawer in a jewelry box is a challenge, and you even did the mitered corner adding even more challenge … and succeeded well.

Walnut and Maple just love to compliment each other, and you have a great match with neither over whelming the other … Great job.

And look at you in the #1 spot for the day … you deserve it Ardubya. ... Congrats.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 02-21-2018 08:37 PM

This box turned out beautifully. I like the contrasting woods and it has nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-21-2018 09:42 PM

Beautiful box! Nice clean lines and contrasting woods. Great work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 02-21-2018 11:55 PM

That’s so nice and such a thoughtful design. I really like the stripes and simple but extra little profile on the raised panel.

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#8 posted 02-22-2018 12:45 AM

Beautiful box.

-- Gary, Florida

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#9 posted 02-22-2018 12:53 AM

Great looking jewelry box, the mitered drawer is super.

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

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#10 posted 02-22-2018 01:03 AM

Very nice…...You did a GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#11 posted 02-22-2018 01:52 AM

Fine job on the box. Great contrasting raised panel.

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

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#12 posted 02-22-2018 01:54 AM

Beautiful! Love the mitered drawer detail the exposed contrasting splines.

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#13 posted 02-22-2018 02:41 AM

Wow…maple and walnut look great together and you have so many neat details within the design. Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 02-22-2018 02:46 AM

Everyone, thank you for your kind compliments. It’s very encouraging and validating coming from like-minded woodworkers. I’m always my own worst critic.

I’d like to pose a question to you all. I mentioned I did this for a fee. I wonder if I could impose on you all to suggest what you think I should have charged for a box like this. We could do this one of two ways – post your comments to this forum or send me your figure and I’ll collect them and share with the group keeping responses anonymous.

Could be useful and fun.

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#15 posted 02-22-2018 03:54 AM

This is a great looking project and a testament to patience and attention to detail. This is great to see man and its what this is all about. Great job.

-- Work safe!

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