Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by siavosh posted 11-01-2013 02:08 PM 1992 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third attempt at a sliding top Japanese inspired box, the first in hardwood. I tried to make the lid less toolbox looking by trying to be a little creative with the sliding stops and using a couple driftwood tree branches I picked up on a road trip this past summer to Oregon. This was done with hand tools except for a drill used for the dowels holding up the branches, although I got enough tear out that I’m thinking of finding a vintage hand drill for next time. It’s finished with BLO and amber Shellac and a coat of wax. It was my first experience with a finishing oil and I really liked the effect on the grain.

To hold up the top in the open position I was inspired by a lid holder @mafe made for his toolbox.

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 03:03 PM

You sure have a unique design here. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 11-01-2013 03:09 PM

That’s a very unusual design and it’s quite an eye catcher. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 11-02-2013 01:35 AM

Unique. I really like it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 04:13 PM

Thanks folks, it was a fun build. Not sure if I’d do the handles exactly the same a second time around, but learned a few lessons anyways.

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 09:20 PM

Cool and one of a kind box! Like the walnut and the lid especially the natural handles. Great job!

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