Jewelry Box keeps the boss smiling

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Project by Marcos posted 05-03-2012 08:24 PM 2252 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a mitered spline jewelry box I made for my wife. I took my wife to pick the wood, and I think she did a fantastic job. It’s made with figured walnut, and the top is made of two different veneers (quilted maple and birdseye maple) glued to plywood and framed by Peruvian walnut, with Macassar ebony splines. The sliding tray is made with half-lapped birdseye maple with a 1/8 plywood bottom, lined with purple velvet. It is sanded to 400 grit (wet sanded at 400) and finished with Daly’s Seafin Teak oil and Liberon Black Bison paste wax.

It is my first such box and I learned a few tough lessons for such a small project but in the end, I’m very satisfied with it. Thanks for looking!

-- Marcos, California

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 10:10 PM

Nice job! You also did an excellent job with your finish. Always good to get some brownie points with “The Boss.”

That wood is just gorgeous.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 10:49 PM

I think this is a great box. The boss should be thrilled, unless you have already spoiled her.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 11:11 PM

Very nice woodgrain mixture.
Great work…

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 11:36 PM

Nice work; I love the grain in the walnut front face.

-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 01:00 AM

Nice job, looks really good, the Birdseye maples such a nice figured wood.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 03:32 PM

It’s a good one.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 05:16 PM

Very nice , Marco. And it sounds like it was made for a good cause. Good thinking.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 10:33 PM

Very Sharp, the wood combo and composition are great, real easy to look at, Great Job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 06:04 AM

I like

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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