Teak jewelry box with hidden compartment

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Project by Carl Harada posted 11-12-2019 12:29 AM 440 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some teakwood I had purchased cheap at an estate sale. Beautiful wood but it leave lots of tiny splinters if not careful. I’m reminded of this as I type out this description.
Inlay was leftovers from a lazy susan project.
Maple top was carved with Egyptian hieroglyphics for my daughter’s boyfriend, who is Egyptian.
Hidden compartment was made by not gluing up the base and instead inserting magnets to top of base and bottom of box.
I still plan to add a ring holder box compartment.
Thanks for looking.

-- John 3:16

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#1 posted 11-12-2019 12:39 AM

That really Beautiful. That banding really sets it off. Well Done.

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#2 posted 11-12-2019 12:43 AM

beautiful box with a nice secret.

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

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#3 posted 11-12-2019 12:53 AM

Very sharp looking box.

I like to analyze things, like those egyptian symbols. What I notice is:

The ankh, or life, is a feminine symbol
The wedja, or prosperity symbol, is rather masculine.
The seneb, or health symbol, is reminiscent of a snake turning back on itself, which could be feminie and masculine combined. Or, its a candycane:))

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#4 posted 11-12-2019 01:25 AM

Beautiful gift for your daughter’s boyfriend.
Great box and the bottom compartment is cool and clever.
Well done.

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#5 posted 11-12-2019 07:07 AM

Wow what an impressive result from leftovers, reminds me of the wife’s cooking!

splinters…yeah i think its mother natures way of saying don’t hurt my trees!!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 11-12-2019 11:09 AM

That box is very well done. Very thoughtful as well.

-- Petey

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