Jewelery Box

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Project by Jim88 posted 12-21-2013 10:31 PM 1513 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my first jewellery box, thought it’d make a nice gift for the girlfriend at Xmas. Its made from European Oak and Sapele, the timber cost £25 and took around 12hrs to make over 3 weeks. Was good fun to make however I didn’t have a decent thicknesser at the start otherwise I would have used 15mm width wood instead of 20mm, But its certainly a solid piece so I think it’ll last well. Finished the box off with button polish and then a good buff with brywax furniture polish to darken up the grain and give a nice sheen.

Any tips or feed back would be good hear

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 10:32 PM

Nice job.

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 11:46 PM

Great job, and welcome to LJ’s

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 06:08 AM

Very nice first box build. Good job. Welcome to LJ’s

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#4 posted 12-22-2013 11:41 AM

Very nice box Jim, beautiful wood and finish and very nice dovetail joinery and design. My wife likes it because it has purple in the box so it is a winner in her eyes…great job and thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 11:52 AM

Nice work Jim. You must plan on keeping that girlfriend around for a while. She will love it.

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 12:34 PM

Wonderful work, anyone would be pleased to receive such a nice gift.

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#7 posted 12-05-2017 11:49 AM

Wow! Looks fantastic and something I’m sure she’ll cherish

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