Secret Stash Jewelry Box

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Project by jumbojack posted 12-04-2011 07:06 AM 4188 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In September I mocked up a Jewelry box with a secret stash area in preparation to build some Christmas gifts The first shows the beginning. I built a press to bookmatch some Walnut burl veneer #2. It was my first attempt and each box got a little better. By the time I got to the fourth box it looked pretty good. I have been using my plane, purchased on Ebay to do more work in the shop. I used it this time to thickness miter keys #4 for the boxes Pic #5. Here they all are. The far left tray and dividers are yellow pine, next is Honduran Rose Wood, third is curly maple and the end one was done in Sapele. All in all it took my about six weeks from start to the last coat of wax on the last box. The boxes are mahogany, two of the bases were mahogany and two are sapele

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 09:16 AM

That is a very cool box design! The book match on those lids is exceptional, excellent work and great design!
This is one of my goals, to make a box with a built in stash area, and it would be sweet to have some kind of trick to get into the stash part too
Great work!

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 01:09 PM

Those are great looking jewelry boxes, The book matched lids and splines really set them off nicely!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 01:37 PM

Great project, nice looking boxes beautiful wood too!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 04:16 PM

Really good work…I too love the book matched lids…makes them one of a kind.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 06:59 AM

Nice work and I love the burl book match ,some interesting figures to look at .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 12:55 PM

These are fantastic JJ

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

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#7 posted 07-02-2015 02:15 PM

These are so nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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