Jewelry Box

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Project by Buche posted 11-08-2010 04:46 AM 2432 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I buit this box for my wife for Christmas last year. The box is walnut with olive wood panel in the lid and feet. The trim is holley. The inside tray and dividers are cherry. I coved the box sides on the table saw and cleaned them up with a scraper. The little dovetails on the tray were a lot of fun to cut. I used tried and true and shellac as finnish.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 04:58 AM

Very nice. Really nice dovetails. I’m sure your wife loves it. Great finish.

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 04:59 AM

Very nice box, great wood combination & craftsmanship.

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 05:00 AM

nice looking box – looks really well made!! I like the white rim on the lid

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 05:07 AM

Love this box especialy the lid and miniture dovetailing.
excellent work.

-- slowing down with bring you greater speed then going fast

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#5 posted 11-08-2010 05:17 AM

Really nice
The inside tray is astoundingly well made

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 11-08-2010 05:23 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 05:32 AM

cool box. nice combination of woods. really like the coved sides

-- "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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#8 posted 11-08-2010 05:43 AM

Nice looking jewelry box.

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 06:45 AM

It looks like a great build with some nice wood. How are you going to top it as a gift for this Christmas? I am curious how thick the sides were when you started the cove cut and how thin it is in the middle? I have watched the David Marks video where he does this, but have not done it myself. Great look for that box.
Thanks for sharing. Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 08:47 AM

This is a beautiful piece. Stunning combination of woods, design, finish. Those tiny dovetails are awesome!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 11:31 AM

Nice!!! The combo of the wood is really nice. I never thought about putting trim like that around it.

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

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#12 posted 11-08-2010 02:22 PM

I like your work. That is a very stylish jewelry box. Your wife must love it.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#13 posted 11-08-2010 03:27 PM

I like the cohesiveness of this jewelry box. Not over-the-top, but plenty of beautiful details, from the overall design, to the coved sides, to the tiny dovetails, all showing it was made by a craftsman.

I’m also curious about the coved sides? From the pictures, it appears there’s not much walnut left in the center of the cove at all.

Very nice work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#14 posted 11-08-2010 04:12 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. The walnut stock was approximately 3/4 inch thck at the beginning. The center of the cove is something like 1/4-ish. (I did not measure it). Initially I wanted to spline the miters, but kept cutting through the cove – and in the process shrinking the box….

@ Robert: cutting the cove was not hard at all. It was my first time as well but went really smoothly.

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#15 posted 11-09-2010 02:46 AM

Good looking box. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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