Jewelry box from photo

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Project by Gittyup posted 11-20-2013 11:51 PM 3111 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the boxes created by Aaron McCain and CalgaryBill I made this box from their photos. Not an exact match and I did not have any plans. But, I think my daughter will be happy with it. I’ll give it to her for xmas.

The body is wormy oak. Dark trim is walnut. The top is walnut and ambrosia maple. Lined with suede-tex spray on. dividers are ambrosia. Finish is tung oil and shellac.

Still needs last bit of clean up and wax rub down and some rubber bumpers for the lid. Fun project.

-- tel

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 11:56 PM

Nice box. I also like to use wood that others might put in the junk. They are missing out on some beautiful material . Keep up the good work. I’m sure your daughter will be pleased

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 12:00 AM

This turned out great .


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#3 posted 11-21-2013 01:24 AM

Beautiful work. Your daughter will love it. Is that her picture in the background?

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#4 posted 11-21-2013 01:38 AM

Great looking box! I’m impressed that you did all that from just a photo. Usually I need detailed plans!

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

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#5 posted 11-21-2013 02:42 AM

Thanks everyone. Yes, that is her in the photo, my baby girl. Didn’t plan that one.

-- tel

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#6 posted 11-21-2013 03:12 AM

Very attractive box—your daughter will treasure your craftsmanship.

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

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#7 posted 11-21-2013 03:39 AM

beautiful box. I’m sure your daughter will love it. The wood combinations great andl the box and all the drawers look very well made.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 11-21-2013 04:19 AM

She surely will love it, beautiful work.

-- -- Tyson

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#9 posted 11-21-2013 04:24 AM

There is no better gift than a handmade one. That is a very nice box…

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 10:49 AM

Very nice Jewellery box, beautiful wood and an excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 11-21-2013 03:48 PM

Very nice. She will like it. The wood is great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 11-21-2013 04:03 PM

This is a beautiful box and you did such a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 11-21-2013 06:16 PM

Beautiful jewelry box !.... Your daughter will be quite happy at Xmas…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#14 posted 11-21-2013 06:47 PM

Very nice jewelry box!!!!

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#15 posted 11-21-2013 10:39 PM

My granddaughter is interested in a purpleheart box – this is a wonderful design (wonderful execution, too).

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