Jewelry Box

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Project by Jacquelyn Smith posted 09-21-2013 08:42 PM 5611 views 23 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my “scrapper” box. I always use scrap wood to make my joints first before cutting the actual project on hand. I had built a beautiful Lacewood fireplace mantle and had this wood left over from the job. So I set my blade and cut it up and proceeded to make the box I intended to make. At the end of the evening I noticed that the scrap lacewood was very nice looking and perhaps I could make a box out of it. I put it together and it sat for quite some time. It took me a long time to decide what to do with it because I had not intensionally made the proportions. They really bothered me. Usually I will choose my proportions based on the piece of wood I am looking at and combine that with a vision I have in my head. Still to this day I am not completely satisfied with this and it makes me nervous to show it. What I have noticed is that this is dissatisfaction is mainly in my head and others are looking at the parts of it that I really like. :-) So here is all of it to share.

I was in my earlier stages of learning how to make templates for inlay. I was trying for something a bit Irish/Scottish as the recipient of the box has that heritage. This was our first jewelry box. Her first one to town and my first to make.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

Jacquelyn Smith


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#1 posted 09-21-2013 09:00 PM

I really like it and the leg design is quite unique and creative. I know your recipient will most certainly appreciate it.

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#2 posted 09-21-2013 09:08 PM

Those sculped feet/corners are amazing. They really bring a nice depth to an otherwise rectangular box. I like the try and inlay as well.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 10:22 PM

Looks great to me. I think the proportions are fine. I am curious what you did on the corners of the little inset tray to get the dark wood just in the corners? Nice touch.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 11:12 PM

NICE box and very unique legs….....

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 09-21-2013 11:54 PM

Awesome job. I really like everything about this. The inlay is perfect and the legs are simply amazing!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 09-22-2013 12:03 AM

Beautiful work, as always Jacquelyn.
Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

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#7 posted 09-22-2013 12:15 AM

Jacquelyn that is a really beautiful box. I love love love the legs. SWEET!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#8 posted 09-22-2013 12:27 AM

That’s amazing!

-- I still love you baby, but I sure don't want you back. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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#9 posted 09-22-2013 12:41 AM

very beautiful…your work always is, thanks for sharing it with us…

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

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#10 posted 09-22-2013 01:02 AM

Wonderful details, proportions be darned!
I’m with Kevin, love the tray and wondered about the corner technique?

-- Smitty

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#11 posted 09-22-2013 01:54 AM

I also love the legs, are they carved ? Very nice work inside and out.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 09-22-2013 01:59 AM

beautiful box. The legs are really unique and great looking.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 09-22-2013 02:14 AM

Wow, Jacquelyn, I really like this box! May I ask the process you used to fit and carve those elegant corners?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#14 posted 09-22-2013 02:14 AM

Intriguing box. The leg detail is wonderful.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#15 posted 09-22-2013 02:41 AM

I love he legs. It really sets the piece apart from other boxes.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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