Jewelry Box

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Project by Steve Cherry posted 06-01-2013 10:19 PM 2873 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my wife’s new jewelry box. I got the wood free from a guitar manufacturer that I deliver wood to. They cut out an electric guitar body and the rest is scrap destined usually for somebody’s wood stove. The pieces I get are never large, so you can see where I had to join two pieces together to make the top. Still, my wife really likes it. I was told it is redwood burl. The sides are maple stained with india ink. Finished with three coats of Minwax water-based polyurethane. I also made one just like this for my daughter with scraps of tiger maple tinted a reddish color. The plans are from Woodsmith.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 12:39 AM

Nice job. What’s the inside like?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 12:40 AM

Nice job with some beautiful wood. I really like the redwood burl and I’m gonna have to try that India ink thing.

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

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 12:55 AM

Thank you. The inside will be finished with black velvet – thats what she wanted in it. No dividers, drawers or anything like that.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#4 posted 06-02-2013 03:13 AM

Great looking box Steve…the wife will love it I’m sure.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 06-02-2013 03:37 AM

Very nicely done—great looking wood!

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

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#6 posted 06-02-2013 03:45 AM

Great box, lovely burl.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 06-02-2013 07:46 AM

Beautiful box

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 06-02-2013 12:32 PM

Forgot, Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 06-02-2013 12:49 PM

Thats a beautiful box Steve. Great job !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 06-02-2013 01:21 PM

A beautiful box out of wonderful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 06-02-2013 03:46 PM

Nice use of scrap wood. Always nice to get free wood, but that is a great score. The black really sets off the Redwood.

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

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#12 posted 06-02-2013 04:58 PM

Thanks to all of you; one especially nice thing about getting responses to projects I’ve posted is to look at the projects of the people who respond – you all do outstanding craftsmanship, and you’ve given me a lot of ideas and inspiration for other projects. Thanks again.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#13 posted 06-02-2013 05:03 PM

The accent black really pop the beauty of the burl, nice work on this project Steve.

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#14 posted 06-02-2013 05:18 PM

that is a beautiful box. I like the design with the black sides and the wood is fabulous.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 06-02-2013 05:34 PM

Great job. Welcome to LJ

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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