Gent's Jewelry Box

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Project by Ben posted 08-17-2019 12:03 AM 1164 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my brother’s 40th birthday gift.
Wenge and curly maple.

I knew I wanted the design to feel “masculine” and I think to that end I was successful. My brother has a bunch of watches and rings, so this is designed with those items in mind.
It’s roughly 9” X 14”X 5 1/2”.

Thick leather lined drawers. Splined miter construction cut from a single piece of Wenge. Sliding dovetail bottom keeps the sides braced in front.
Half lap partitions.
Brusso stop hinges.
Lacquer finish.

This was my first time using lacquer and I quite like it.

Wish I had taken more pictures!

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-17-2019 12:57 AM

Sharp-looking box! I wish for more pictures, too.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 08-17-2019 02:39 AM

Yeah, that’s definitely a manly looking jewelry box. All joking aside, that’s a fantastic looking piece. Your brother should truly appreciate your present.

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#3 posted 08-17-2019 04:27 AM

Great looking, and I think anyone would be proud to be it’s owner. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 08-17-2019 07:01 AM

I like those various versatile compartments inside. I like that dark wood outside too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 08-17-2019 10:27 AM

good looking box, I especially like the miter corners on the drawer

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 08-17-2019 10:41 AM

Very nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#7 posted 08-17-2019 11:29 AM

Great looking box and I know from experience how difficult it is to find a masculine looking jewelry box (I worked in a jewelry store for 10 years). Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 08-17-2019 12:09 PM

That’s a nice looking box… and yes, I was wishing for a picture of the front whilst closed.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#9 posted 08-17-2019 12:12 PM

Beautiful work! Well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 08-17-2019 02:06 PM

Great layout and wood choices! The wenge really works well, I hope you are done pulling out all the micro splinters 8^)

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#11 posted 08-17-2019 02:42 PM

I love it.

-- Petey

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#12 posted 08-17-2019 02:59 PM

Definitely Masculine, love the woods contrast, that drawer with the dividers is a winner.

Nice Man sized, and look Valuables box. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 08-18-2019 02:09 AM

Nicely Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 08-26-2019 01:01 PM

Nice!! What hinges are those?

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#15 posted 08-26-2019 09:25 PM

Nice!! What hinges are those?

- Snipes

Thanks! Those are Brusso stop hinges JB-107. I like them a lot.

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