Maple walnut jewelry box.

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Project by wrench posted 10-30-2012 01:05 AM 4454 views 11 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is a black walnut and curly maple jewelry box. This one has no metal at all, including wood hinges . The lid is a 40 piece inlay of cherry blossoms using black walnut, padauk, yellow heart and cherry. The knobs are red rope. Its finished with “bush oil”. Hope your guys enjoy my design. Thanks for looking.

-- WrenchsWoodworks

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 01:08 AM

Nicely done. I like the asian theme to it.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 01:11 AM

Again really outstanding work. Hey aren’t you close to getting pounded in NY? Hunker down. wrap the good stuff in plastic, put it up high. good luck w Sandy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 01:25 AM

Thanks doc, I am way upstate. 4 hour from the coast. It has not been that bad so far, just a bit of wind.

-- WrenchsWoodworks

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 02:54 AM

Truly outstanding in design and workmanship!

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

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#5 posted 10-30-2012 02:54 AM

Very cool and creative design!! LOTS of nice small details really make this something special…. :)

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 02:58 AM

It looks amazing, very well done.

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#7 posted 10-30-2012 03:04 AM

Beautiful!!!! very creative. You will be working for a while to fill it up!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#8 posted 10-30-2012 04:00 AM

Beautiful, My opinion here, Such a great piece and it deserves better pulls, they just don’t fit in… That is just me though….. They just look out of place….I looked again…... same thoughts…

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#9 posted 10-30-2012 05:25 AM

Dido Gshepherd. It’s an amazing box, but I agree that the pulls look out of place. Love the inlay work.

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#10 posted 10-30-2012 07:32 AM

Wrench, I like your design. The flying ends are interesting. The inlay is a real eye catcher. You have put a lot of thought into this project and it shows. I have some questions and a suggestion.

What is the circular part for? How do the hinges work? The rope pulls may be out of an oriental tradition I am not familiar with, but they don’t seem to add to the design in my view.

When I first looked at this I thought it was a chest of drawers. If you add the rough dimensions to your posting it helps readers get a better idea of what you have made.

This is nice design and will store a ton of jewelry. It was fun to see. Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 10-30-2012 08:06 AM

Possibly using a tounnge shaped pull in a neutral color would simulate the idea of the rope, keeping with the asian theme? Sandy ain’t over til she’s over? Hope my boxes or even cabinets will have your creativity in them. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 10-30-2012 11:33 AM

Thanks guys, I am entering it into a contest Thursday. I will be thinking about the rope and will try to figure out a change. As always thank you all for your inspirational comments and great advice! boxguy the circular part is just for that Asian look. The hinges are drilled out and a dowel was inserted and caped off on the ends. The thing is huge 44” wide, about 12” deep and tall.

-- WrenchsWoodworks

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#13 posted 10-30-2012 11:51 AM

I really like that, what a great design. I bet that was fun to build! I’m okay with the rope drawer pulls, the variation of texture and color fits the design, in my opinion.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#14 posted 10-30-2012 12:17 PM

Great box! I am especially taken with the legs. I agree with Boxguy regarding the rope pulls, but there is so much to like about the design and your craftsmanship.

-- jbschutz

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#15 posted 10-30-2012 12:17 PM

What a nice job alot of great details on this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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