Spalted and white stripe maple jewelry box

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Project by JasonWagner posted 01-26-2021 01:42 AM 903 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All from one piece of wood with some bloodwood accents. This is my first with a drawer. The hardest part about this box were the Soss barrel hinges. One was off by what I swear is 1mm and the lid would bind. I put in and forcefully ripped out two sets of hinges. Then I elongated one hole just a smidge and got it to work with a third set. I’m glad I got a bag of 24 for $50 instead of $7 each at a store.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#1 posted 01-26-2021 02:09 AM

Beautiful box, great wood, nice detail.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 01-26-2021 02:14 AM


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

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#3 posted 01-26-2021 03:08 AM

Awesome box! Really beautiful wood.

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#4 posted 01-26-2021 03:24 AM

Nice box, love the interior. Interesting wood too.

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#5 posted 01-26-2021 04:37 AM

That maple is gorgeous and is a great choice for this box.
Nice work on the interior and the bloodwood accents.

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#6 posted 01-26-2021 10:54 AM

That is a nice box!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 01-26-2021 02:26 PM

The spalted maple is beautiful and I like the bloodwood accents very much.

-- Tom, Adams, TN

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#8 posted 01-26-2021 04:13 PM

Truly a fine board to bake a box from, you got a nice piece built from that!

Water-based finish?

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#9 posted 01-26-2021 04:18 PM

That is a beautiful box, Jason!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 01-26-2021 06:32 PM

Thanks everyone.

Splinter, I used spray can lacquer. I’m a novice at finishing and it’s my least favorite thing to do. I do prefer oil based stuff in general as I’ve had issues with water based in the past. Or maybe I’m just not patient enough!

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#11 posted 01-26-2021 06:44 PM

VERY nice box, inside and out. Great attention to detail and the wood is beautiful. I made several jewelry boxes for my granddaughters a few years ago with knock-off Soss barrel hinges. They were too stressful for me. I got them to work and they have held up ok, but that was the first and last time I will use them. You did a great job!

-- Just a Joe

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#12 posted 02-09-2021 02:55 PM

Very nicely done! Excellent choice of woods. Really like the lid handle and tray center piece a lot!

(might have to “benchmark” that one…)

-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein

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