Jewelry Box

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Project by travislarsen posted 02-09-2021 12:51 AM 959 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry box for my wife. This was originally supposed to be a Christmas present, but ended up being a slightly early Valentines day present instead.

This project included a lot of firsts for me. It was my first time cutting through case dovetails, half bind dovetails, making and installing side-hung drawers and inlaying drawer pulls. The case and drawer fronts are made out of walnut, while the drawer sides and backs are birdseye maple and the drawer pulls are ebony. Box is finished in shellac and wax. Walnut also includes two coats of Watco Danish Oil beneath the Shellac.

Thanks for looking!

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

Excellent work!

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#2 posted 02-09-2021 01:20 AM

That’s pretty tough! Nice work and excellent joinery.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#3 posted 02-09-2021 02:19 AM

Beautiful work. I am sure it was well received, even if it was late.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-09-2021 03:20 AM

AWESOME, those dovetails look great!!

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

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#5 posted 02-09-2021 07:53 AM

Very classy looking box.

Congrats on the firsts. Apparently all well done.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 02-09-2021 11:08 AM


Wow! That is awesome! Also welcome to Lumber Jocks.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 02-09-2021 01:33 PM

beautiful – love the dovetails and welcome to LJ’s

-- 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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#8 posted 02-09-2021 03:37 PM

Looks like a lot of fine fitting precision work! Very nice!

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#9 posted 02-09-2021 10:29 PM

Dovetail Heaven, Beautiful Box. Congrats!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 02-09-2021 11:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Nice work


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#11 posted 02-10-2021 12:18 AM

That’s a beauty! Hard to go wrong with walnut, that’s for sure!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 02-10-2021 01:42 AM

Nicely done. You did a great job on all of your firsts.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 02-10-2021 04:21 AM

Truly outstanding !

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