Jewelry Box

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Project by Woodbridge posted 12-13-2020 03:49 AM 886 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project earlier this year but put it aside when the warmer weather arrived to focus on outdoor projects. I’ve finally had a chance to get back and finish it.

This jewelry box is based on the plans for the Moon Jewelry Box from Mike Pekovich’s wonderful book The Why and How of Woodworking. This is the third project I have made from this book.
My version includes a marquetry panel I made while at the Canadian School of French Marquetry (aka shipwright) a few years ago.
The box is made from (sometimes wormy) butternut and measures 22” long x 9.5” tall x 7” deep.
The dark side of the box is Walnut. The little knobs, turned on the lathe and drill press, are also walnut. The drawers in the light side are butternut. All of the dovetails were cut by hand (saw and chisels).
Its finished with a few coats of Danish oil followed several coats of shellac.
I hope you enjoy my rudimentary little video

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 12-13-2020 05:00 AM

This is a great box Peter. I’m honoured to have had a small part to play in it and it was a pleasure to meet you and have you in my class.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 12-13-2020 03:48 PM

I’m reading Mike Peckovich’s book now. First thing I thought when I looked at your Box was ‘that’s Pevovich inspired’.

-- Just a Duffer

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#3 posted 12-13-2020 03:58 PM

Harvey M —its a great book. I have many woodworking books but rarely make any of the projects in them. This is the third project I have made from that book.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 12-13-2020 05:47 PM

Very nice! The Dove Tails look so good and of course how could the Marquetry not be fantastic after Paul’s influence:)
I still have dreams about his workshop! (and nightmares about trip home)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 12-13-2020 06:09 PM

Yes it is great; I found our library system had copies. After checking one out I’m going to buy one to keep (Lee Valley is cheaper than Amazon or Indigo for them).

-- Just a Duffer

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#6 posted 12-13-2020 07:22 PM

I like that look for a jewelry box, made finer by that marquetry panel.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 12-13-2020 07:43 PM

I will look into that book, Very nice box!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 12-13-2020 10:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful Peter! Paul has to be proud of his accomplished student in Marquetry!! Your design gives the whole jewelry box a very professional touch. Well done!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#9 posted 12-14-2020 11:55 PM

Very nice, I don’t recall seeing anything like this before. Nice call on using 2 different woods for each side of the unit. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#10 posted 12-15-2020 11:29 AM

Super nice. I like the sliding door on the front. Pretty cool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 12-18-2020 01:07 PM

Absolutely remarkable work

-- Pete in NC

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#13 posted 12-31-2020 11:05 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 02-08-2021 02:24 PM

Beautiful, great work!

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