Blue Ribbon Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by Greg3G posted 09-06-2012 02:26 PM 2634 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box won a Blue Ribbon at our local county fair this year. The box has beautiful figured grain lid (my photography is still an area that needs work.) It has mitered joints with dovetail keys, I used Liquid Hide Glue through out the construction. I was very please with the glue, great initial tack and seems to hold very well. It also does not telegraph through the finish is you happen to miss a spot.

The finish is basicly the same as the last box, base coat of Danish Oil to bring out the grain and figure of the wood, followed with amber shellac to provide a bit more tone and gloss. On this box, I also finished out with a light coat of wax to lower the sheen just a touch and smooth the touch.

I used solid brass stopped hinges. the lid opens to about 100 deg.

The bottom and the trays are lined with black velvet to add a bit more richness, I tried a tan microfiber but it didn’t look as nice.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 02:37 PM

Very nice box Greg. Walnut is a pleasure to work with and you made it stand out.

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 03:54 PM

Another great job—score two for you today!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-07-2012 01:24 AM

Greg Glad to see you back.

I see that you are still feeding the judges at the state fair.

Beautiful box. I might have to try this some time.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-07-2012 01:25 AM

Very elegant. The dovetail splines add significantly to the appearance.

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

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 01:40 AM

Greg an awesome second box two days in a row. Can see why it won.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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