Xmas Jewelry Boxes

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Project by gashley posted 12-25-2020 08:33 PM 893 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve done a number of these boxes over the years and posted a few here before now.
This year was special because my 26 year old son wanted to make one for his girlfriend. He’s never wanted to do anything much in my shop before now. But a girlfriend he wants to impress is very motivating.

So we each made a box – mine as the model and setup for his version.

Mine is Curly Maple and cherry splines. His is marblewood and quilted maple, with maple splines and some mosaic pins to accent the center spline. Marblewood is a pain in the A$$ to work with because it splinters so readily. But after a coat of Osmo Polyx oil it turned this beautiful color. Great choice for a box – would never use something like this for anything larger.

-- Gary in OP

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#1 posted 12-25-2020 08:53 PM

Two very fine looking boxes –
( to me ) the curly maple is NICE but the marble wood really catches my eye. Perhaps I’m just partial to darker wood

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-25-2020 08:54 PM

beautiful work gary,if that doesn’t impress her tell him to find a new girl friend.the real problem with giving her a jewelry box is she’s gonna want him to fill it-lol.

-- 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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#3 posted 12-25-2020 11:31 PM

Very nice work

-- Vince

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#4 posted 12-25-2020 11:34 PM

Beautiful work! The wood and banding is first rate. I really like the inset lid!

What/how did you profile the sides?

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#5 posted 12-25-2020 11:47 PM

Outstanding work…very clean lines.

Thank you for posting

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 12-26-2020 01:22 AM

Looks like a win win. He won his Lady’s affection, you won the lotto though. Time spent with your Son in the shop, creating beautiful boxes.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 12-26-2020 02:29 AM

Beautiful boxes. Great choice in materials as well as fine craftsmanship.

-- AJ

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#8 posted 12-26-2020 03:55 AM

Excellent work and you made boxes and memories.
They are both topnotch work and beautiful.

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#9 posted 12-26-2020 09:37 AM

Wow! Very exquisite! This is the type of craftsmanship I hope to be capable of achieving one day.

- LL

-- Saepius Exertus, Semper Fideles, Frater Infinitas

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#10 posted 12-26-2020 10:43 AM

Very well….

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#11 posted 12-26-2020 01:09 PM

If your son hasn’t spent much time in the shop, he picked a challenging project and rose to the challenge admirably. Those a beautiful boxes. I love the curved sides and the wood choices.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#12 posted 12-26-2020 05:26 PM

Both are the work of a master craftsman. Son made the grade.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 12-26-2020 05:38 PM

Beautiful Boxes, Merry Christmas!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 12-26-2020 09:12 PM

That’s some beautifully and technically-sharp work! Very nicely done.

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#15 posted 12-26-2020 11:28 PM

As everyone said beautiful work!

-- Purpose of Life a Life of Purpose

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