Jewelry Box

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Project by Kuffy posted 07-29-2018 12:54 PM 2606 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister asked me to be Godfather to her 6 month old daughter. This a jewelry/keepsake box I made for her Christening which was last Sunday.

Made from Victorian and Tasmanian Myrtle with Jacaranda accents. The white gold necklace was also a gift from myself to baby Ella. It has been brought to my attention that I will now need to add a new jewel to the box at each Christmas and birthday….Doh! lol.

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#1 posted 07-29-2018 01:12 PM

beautiful looking wood … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 07-29-2018 01:40 PM

Wow that wood is beautiful. Great job on the box. Nothing in the god-parent contract says the “jewels” can’t be made out of wood scraps -save the gold, silver, and gemstones for milestone occasions (first communion, confirmation, turning 16 or 18, graduation, etc.) Here in the USA they used to sell “add a bead” necklaces – start with a single pearl and each year add one until age 18 when the young lady has a full strand of pearls. But I’m sure the girl would appreciate fun wooden jewelry that she could play with all the time instead of only getting to wear it on special occasions.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 07-29-2018 01:45 PM

Beautiful grain patterns on a lifetime keepsake box, excellent workmanship!

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Charlie H.

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#4 posted 07-29-2018 02:02 PM

Nice build.
And WOW what fantastic wood.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#5 posted 07-29-2018 03:51 PM

Incredible looking build. Beautiful wood. NICE!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 07-29-2018 05:31 PM

Wow! This jewelry box is so outstanding. The wood is wonderful and you have done a fine job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 07-29-2018 07:27 PM

Amazing wood, and great job showcasing it!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 07-29-2018 07:49 PM

thanks guys. “Add a bead is a good idea”. I’ll look into it.


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#9 posted 07-29-2018 08:47 PM

Some of the most beautiful grain pattern I’ve ever seen. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#10 posted 07-30-2018 01:29 AM

Very pretty, excellent heirloom quality give.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 07-30-2018 03:13 AM

Awesome jewelry box. The lumber is exceptionally beautiful.

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

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#12 posted 07-30-2018 04:11 AM

Kuffy, nice work the Victorian and Tasmanian Myrtle with Jacaranda accents is a beautiful choice of woods. Fantastic grain pattern. I might have rounded the edges of the inside trays a bit more, but that is just me. This is great workmanship. The inset feet is a nice design twist. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 07-30-2018 04:20 AM

Unbelievable looking wood for and outstandingly beautiful looking project!
I have never seen Victorian and Tasmanian Myrtle, it is really eye popping wood.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 07-30-2018 06:41 AM

The inset feet is a nice design twist. Keep boxing and keep posting.

Thanks, the inset feet was a bit of an accidental design change. I had planned on splaying those feet outwards by running a 10-15° bevel around the faces. When I checked the length measurement, I only checked for the slightly shorter measurement and forgot to add an 1/8” to be able to splay them outwards. It didn’t take me long to realise the error, but it also meant scrapping those pieces and doing it again. I’m not a fan of wasting material so I just made do and kept the faces square.


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#15 posted 07-30-2018 10:08 AM

great looking box and great looking wood!!!!!

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