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Project by Phil32 posted 10-20-2019 06:25 PM 694 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 6” x 9” jewelry box is made of walnut with strips of worm-riddled ironwood on the top

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!





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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 10-20-2019 08:10 PM

Awesome, Phil. Looks like its 200 years old. And where┬┤d ya recycle that clasp/handle from? Sure would like to see inside! maybe get an “insight” into how you put it together.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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Phil32

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#2 posted 10-20-2019 09:21 PM

The box is a straightforward mitered construction of walnut, then rabbeted for the ironwood trim strips that form the legs. The handle is a hand-formed sterling silver hinge with boxed “turquoise” stones. Stock 3/4” brass hinges for the lid.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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pottz

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#3 posted 10-20-2019 09:22 PM

nice rustic box looks like it came out of the old west.when you say worm riddled your not kidding.im curious about the handle too?nice work phil.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 10-20-2019 10:07 PM

Phil,

That’s a SUPER COOL jewelry box!
That holey ironwood is spectacular! Very COOL!

Thank you for sharing!
Great work making it…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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BusterB

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#5 posted 10-20-2019 10:42 PM

Awesome box, awesome wood, awesome job Phil. Well done sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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farmerdude

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#6 posted 10-20-2019 11:23 PM

Beautiful box, Phil. I also like the wormy wood. However, I’m not sure I want run into the worms that can chew through that wood! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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swirt

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#7 posted 10-21-2019 01:23 AM

I like the texture of the worm wood. It looks great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mel52

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#8 posted 10-21-2019 04:41 PM

Must have been some really damn hungry worms. LOL. Excellent use of the wood and a beautiful box. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Phil32

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#9 posted 10-21-2019 10:31 PM

I’m assuming this ironwood was somewhat softer when the worms did their chewing, but there are worms that bore holes in rocks and concrete.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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NormG

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#10 posted 10-22-2019 04:05 AM

Love the handles, lovely box

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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