Texas Style Jewelry Box Number 2 Improved.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 11-08-2013 11:20 PM 6326 views 34 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is pretty much the same design as my most recent Texas style jewelry box, I used the same woods on this box since the first one sold so fast, only the first one was a prototype, I made changes and improvements on this one.

Once again hidden on the inside is pure bandsaw box, you’d never know it from looking at the outside with my new and improved design, the inner core is alder, the front drawer slabs and the side door panels are spalted hackberry, the rest is Texas walnut both woods I harvested with a chainsaw, the back of the box houses my custom wooden hinges, the large center drawer has my signature hidden drawer in it.

The changes and improvements, the top I reduced the lid in thickness and so that it doesn’t over power the box, I also optioned for an open tray on top for a quick drop and go, I was trying to decide if I wanted a lift off lid or a hinged lid but went with no lid after all, I optioned for wooden pegs instead of brass hooks for the necklace hooks per Big Al’s suggestion, so a big thanks goes to Big Al (boxguy) for the felt instead of flocking I discovered a new method which is a peel-n-stick felt called Prestofelt purchased from Jo-Ann Fabric store, it comes in 9×12” sheets and a variety of colors, I chose coco Brown for this box, no more powdery mess and glue fumes. For the ring drawer I used reg felt rolled up into tight rolls and layered in the drawer to create ring holders, the wooden hinges are a bit larger as well, I used 1/2 box joints instead of the 3/8 for better support. Measurements are 14 1/2” x 11” x 6 1/2” it is finished in a single coat of tung oil, a single coat of shellac, two coats of wipe on poly satin and a final coat of paste wax.

More pictures below.

Thanks for looking and comments are always welcomed and enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 11:27 PM

Really beautiful. I would have to believe that they will do very well for you.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 11:33 PM

Nice Work Randy, should be another quick seller!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 11:37 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a gorgeous box, Randy. I love that sweeping grain running down the kront. Very well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 11:48 PM

Beautiful Box. I really like this design, and the extras make it extra special. Hidden compartments have always been a favorite of mine, and that grain pattern in the middle drawer looks like the face of a wood spirit peeking out at you sideways. Someone will fall in love with this and snatch it up.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 11:55 PM

The colors of the spalted hackberry and walnut are great together. Excellent all over.

-- Art

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#6 posted 11-09-2013 12:16 AM

One word for this project….NICE. Great build blackie.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 11-09-2013 12:26 AM

Sweeeeet! Love the matching drawer fronts!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 11-09-2013 12:34 AM

Very cool extra nice work.

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#9 posted 11-09-2013 01:05 AM

Very nice build. The wavy grained front is outstanding. Love all the compartments.

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

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#10 posted 11-09-2013 01:06 AM


I agree with you! I have not said wow before and that was my first response. Nice integration, flow and use of all the skills you have acquired. Integration of color, movement and a non static form!

I believe your boxes have turned a creative corner in the road.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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

A designer once told me you know you have hit it when the back is as interesting as the front, a homerun here.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 11-09-2013 01:29 AM

Thanks for all the great comments. It’s all of you and these comments that makes it all worth it.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#13 posted 11-09-2013 01:41 AM

Perfect in every way!!!! Great job on yet another masterpiece!!!!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#14 posted 11-09-2013 01:57 AM

Amazing jewelry box! I’ll bet the person who gets this is really going to love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 11-09-2013 02:05 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship! Congratulations—you just keep improving.

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

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