jewelry box

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Project by Violaine posted 07-14-2013 08:21 PM 1326 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a jewelry box I made for a friend’s wife after a recent vacation and fyi, my first finished project for LJ. the cover is made of Narra, with two strips of Holly inlay, knob was purchased, wood species unknown, the corner trimmings are made of red Lauan, sides made of white Lauan. Finished with two coats of minwax satin spray poly.

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 11:22 PM

I like it. It was nice to see the pieces before you assembled it too. I think a bigger or more original knob may have set it off a little. I may try one like it with a miniature torii (Japanese archway) as a lid lift.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 07-15-2013 12:48 AM

First project in almost 4 years. Wow. Well, it’s a good one. I’m sure your friends wife really loves it. In the 2nd picture, I see the legs but, what is that other piece. I can’t find it in the project.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 07-15-2013 11:55 AM

@maplerock, thanks for the kind words..yes I was rooting for a handmade knob similar to tori but time was scarce and the husband and wife were about to leave then…and the scrollsaw wasnt in my inventory of tools when I was building it..haha, (I purchased one a week after..but alas, I haven’t done any fretwork yet!) I hate to admit, tools are piling up but the list of unifinished projects are also mounting! hah! Well I got some projects done before but they aren’t worthy of any space here at LJ. :(

@gary, thanks but that is a prototype. If I should make another one, I will make a removable tray on top apart from the bottom drawers…ah, the second photo was just showing the offcut on top of the table saw, meant to illustrate how I cut the whole piece and from where I got the four “legs”.

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 04:02 PM

Pretty box! Like the design especially the legs and the inlays add great accents. Well done!

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 11:31 AM


thanks man..that’s too much of an encouragement enough for me to be busy again in the woodshop anytime hereon lol!

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