jewelry box for pins and broaches

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Project by grizzman posted 06-14-2012 12:27 AM 3523 views 1 time favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pin and broach box, I was commissioned to make this box and was given artists privilege, I had rough measurements to work with, so I was able to design it and use what woods I choose to. This box is made from mahogany, walnut, cypress, red cedar and dogwood, the base is mahogany, the lid is walnut and book matched cypress, there is a hand hold on the bottom of the box for ease of picking it up and then dogwood handles on the lid with a natural edge, the holes are about 5/8 deep and 1 1/4 inch wide. So, just in case it was a little tricky to get the pins out, I made a wand out of red cedar and carved it to have twists and turns that has a earth magnet on the end and tweezers on the other, whichever she prefers to use, the finish is BLO and gloss poly on the top only. The inlay is a horse that is walnut, inlaid with a black epoxy background, as she loves horses, thanks for looking at my project, and thank you for your comments…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 12:36 AM

Cool box Grizz. What a selection of woods from all over and they all play very nicely together. The ‘fork’ is unique and could double as an eating utensil or she can roast wienies on it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-14-2012 12:39 AM

I love the box Grizz. Wonderful job. I guess when given “artistic license” your artistic side shines through. You know what my favorite part is? I love the black epoxy that gives the shadowing effect around the horse! Well done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 06-14-2012 12:44 AM

Nice box Grizz.

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#4 posted 06-14-2012 12:45 AM

Very cool box Grizz the separate compartments are a great idea.


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#5 posted 06-14-2012 12:49 AM

Nicely done. Nice looking woods compliment each other.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 06-14-2012 12:59 AM

Griz A very inventive box nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 06-14-2012 01:20 AM

Nice piece Grizz : ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 06-14-2012 01:25 AM

Love the whole concept you came up with and the inlay is spot on!

You did a magnificent job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 06-14-2012 01:29 AM

Gorgeous box, Grizz.
Really like the “picker upper”!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 06-14-2012 01:53 AM

nice little treasure grizz

the young lady will be very happy

like the horse inlay

well done

do you have anything in old guy
like one for coffee morning
with a place for teeth
hearing aids
reading glasses
and all the meds required to qualify

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 06-14-2012 01:57 AM

Hello Grizz, The box looks great, I really like the inlay, You did another awesome build .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#12 posted 06-14-2012 02:04 AM

The details here really make this a special box – such as the hand holds on the box proper. This would be a great earring box for someone (like me) who only wears small earrings.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#13 posted 06-14-2012 02:09 AM

its funny you should bring that up david, ive got something to show you in a few days…so just grab your poly grip and hold tight….LOL…......and Kookaburra, your exactly right, it would be perfect for that, i was going to flock the bottoms of the holes here, but decided i wanted the wood to show and not flocking, but i will do one again and use the flocking to give it that surface for the jewelry to sit on, thanks for your comments friends…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 06-14-2012 02:12 AM

oh and you are right andy, except down here in bama, we would be eating escargot…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 06-14-2012 02:27 AM

Grizz, Those are slugs with shells! Yuck!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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