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Pair of Jewelry Boxes

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Project by gashley posted 07-06-2020 07:53 PM 718 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pair of Jewelry Boxes created from Wood whisperer design.
The first is from cherry and curly maple, with cocobolo handles.
Second is all claro walnut. However the drawer fronts and side panels are from a claro board that was 100% sap wood – hence the lighter color. Handles from curly maple (leftover from the other box).
On the curly map, I first used a transtint maple dye, followed by a light sanding – that really made the curl pop. Both boxes were finished with 2 coats of osmo polyx (may be my favorite finish to use these days because of ease of application and the wonderful, natural finish it provides) plus a final rubout with a coat of Black Bison paste wax using #0000 steel wool.
Thanks for looking

FYI: Few other shots I took:


-- Gary in OP





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OnhillWW

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#1 posted 07-07-2020 12:09 AM

Very nice job. I really like the wood combinations you used. I have had this build on my to-do list for 6 months, I think it is rising closer to the top. Thanks for sharing. BTW – what are the nice accents you used on the handles?

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

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#2 posted 07-07-2020 12:36 AM

Very nicely done! I love the curly maple.

-- AJ

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#3 posted 07-07-2020 01:44 AM

beautiful that wood is just glowing.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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gashley

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#4 posted 07-07-2020 12:46 PM

BTW – what are the nice accents you used on the handles?

- OnhillWW

Those are knifemaking accents called mosaic pins. You can get them from Jantz knifemaking here: https://knifemaking.com/collections/mosaic-pins-and-tubes

Some very cool designs. I just CA glued the pin into a hole I drilled. Then cut the pin off at the bandsaw and carefully filed it down flush to the wood.

-- Gary in OP

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#5 posted 07-07-2020 01:28 PM

Lovely work!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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sheetzy

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#6 posted 07-07-2020 03:56 PM

BEAUTIFUL….........MY WHEELS ARE TURNING.

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 02:41 AM

Incredibly beautiful.

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

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#8 posted 07-08-2020 06:00 PM

Great job on the curly maple finish. Did you do just 1 coat of the transtint dye or did you dye again after sanding?

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gashley

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#9 posted 07-08-2020 06:07 PM



Great job on the curly maple finish. Did you do just 1 coat of the transtint dye or did you dye again after sanding?

- Jeff Vicenzi


I just did a single coat and then a very light sanding with 220. That seemed to give the contrast I wanted. But first time I’ve tried this and I plan on experimenting a little bit with some left over pieces to see what works best.

-- Gary in OP

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