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Jewelry Box from Padauk & Jarrah

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Project by Gerald Etto posted 11-20-2020 11:32 AM 864 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across some interesting padauk wood a while back. It was almost 50% sapwood and I thought it added a really nice contrast. Anyway months later, I finally got to use it, and I made two jewelry boxes. It was a learning experience especially making the top frame and panel.

I found some Australian Jarrah that gave me the additional contrast I was looking for, and it was the first time I worked with this species of wood.

The sapwood, when finished with Danish oil, became much darker than I expected, but I think it still turned out alright. I’m still not sure if I want to make compartments and dividers, since in my hurry I’ve already put in the lining. I guess this weekend I will decide..

-- Weekend Woodworker @ https://ettowoodworking.com





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Randy M.

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#1 posted 11-20-2020 12:54 PM

Nice project and put together a well, the way you brought the wood together looks great. That would be a keeper

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#2 posted 11-20-2020 01:04 PM

Beautiful job Gerald! Maybe trays would be appropriate at this point since you already lined it?
I have never had the pleasure of using either of those woods but one of these days I will be making a field trip over to Bell’s Forest Products and will get a chance to discover all kinds of new woods!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#3 posted 11-20-2020 01:05 PM

Great jewelry box. The sapwood piece of padauk is very interesting and the jarrah really sets it off nicely.
Great work and please update with more pics if you decide to finish out the interior.
Beautiful… thanks for sharing..

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#4 posted 11-20-2020 02:05 PM

Awesome!! Contrasting woods really set it off well.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 11-21-2020 01:17 AM

Beautiful box. The finish looks good and I like the latch.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 11-21-2020 01:24 AM

Very pretty and stylish too.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#7 posted 11-21-2020 02:26 AM

Nice build, great contrast with the wood choice.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 11-21-2020 10:42 AM

Very nice box!

-- Petey

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#9 posted 11-23-2020 12:35 PM

Outstanding work, great color contrast!
When you built the Top, did you cut the groove in each piece Before Mitering the corners?

-- Pete in NC

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Gerald Etto

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#10 posted 11-25-2020 12:13 PM



Nice project and put together a well, the way you brought the wood together looks great. That would be a keeper

- Randy M.

Thank you so much!

-- Weekend Woodworker @ https://ettowoodworking.com

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Gerald Etto

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#11 posted 11-25-2020 12:15 PM


Outstanding work, great color contrast!
When you built the Top, did you cut the groove in each piece Before Mitering the corners?

- ptofimpact

Yes, I did. It was supposed to be a frame and panel top. Then, for some unknown reason, I decided to glue the frame and panel to the body and cut the box much lower..

Oh I remember now, because the top part of the latch would not fit onto the lid it was the original frame and panel, and I really wanted to use this latch. A few regret in the decisions I made, but some fixes here and there, and it still managed to come out as a box.

-- Weekend Woodworker @ https://ettowoodworking.com

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