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Project by Tango31 posted 05-18-2018 12:33 PM 1951 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Perhaps a jewellery box isn’t the first thing you’d think of when contemplating a trip around the world (unless you are Kim Kardashian, perhaps). However, the box I made for a club fund-raising raffle provided a bit of globe trotting adventure, at least in the origins of the various timbers, veneers and finishes used. These included Australia, Bolivia, America, Indonesia, Africa and England!

The main part of the jewellery box is made of Bolivian Rosewood veneer over MDF with Australian Silver Ash on the internal faces. The raised section on the lid is a frame of American Curly Maple with a centre section of Amboyna Burl from Indonesia outlined with an inlay of dark African Wenge. The trim on the base of the box is also Curly Maple and African Wenge. The internal trays are made from Curly Maple, finished using shellac and lined with upholstery fabric. The box is finished in lacquer buffed to a satin finish using a special wax manufactured by the British Museum (Renaissance Wax). In total the box took around 60 hours to complete. Cheers, Tango

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#1 posted 05-18-2018 01:09 PM

Amazing work! I love all the woods you used!!

-- Matt R

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#2 posted 05-18-2018 01:18 PM

Beautiful work.

-- ~Daniel

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#3 posted 05-18-2018 02:15 PM

This is a beautiful jewelry box and so nicely done. It displays a lot of nice details and fine craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 05-18-2018 03:42 PM

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 05-18-2018 07:31 PM

I like it. The Wenge handle looks great. I’m looking forward to your next project.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#6 posted 05-18-2018 09:54 PM

Very nice work, the top is outstanding.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 05-18-2018 10:31 PM

That’s gorgeous! Very nice work!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 05-18-2018 11:04 PM

Added to favorites!! Excellent craftsmanship.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#9 posted 05-19-2018 02:23 AM

Thanks for great feedback everyone. I had to import a board of Curly Maple to Australia for this project, more than $400 by the time it reached my door due to killer shipping costs. Maybe I need to plan a vacation in the US to bring home some more pieces!

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#10 posted 05-19-2018 10:54 AM

Outstanding work on a Beautiful box, great wood combinations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 05-19-2018 04:43 PM

Nice design and great craftsmanship. We should all aspire to such quality work.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#12 posted 05-22-2018 06:26 AM

Tango, this is a neat job. Your veneer work looks precise and clean. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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