Commissioned set of Jewelry Chest

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Project by Jake Brain posted 04-13-2014 09:41 PM 2653 views 21 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The three of the four jewelry chestiest were built as part of a commissioned set of jewelry chest. Each of the jewelry chests are 12” wide x 9” deep x 7 ½” high. The top is solid ¼” book-matched Bird’s Eye Maple with 1/8” Purpleheart inlay. The sides of the chests are Black Walnut with Maple strings. The method that I used to install the Maple string and cut the walnut is described in Tim Hill Blog “Secrets of the String Box Revealed ”. The chest sides are made from a single board that has been cut, and re-joined in assembly to create a beautiful grain-wrap pattern at the corners. I used a 45° ‘V’ router bit to miter the corners. Instead of cutting the wood using a table saw the 45° router bit gave me a lot better miter with less wood lost. Draws are made with interlocking box joints for strength and the drawer divider are removable easy cleaning or to create more open space. The chests are finished with two coats of M. L. Campbell Satin Krystal which is post-catalyzed conversion varnish finishing system which is Water white and non-yellowing.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 04-13-2014 09:48 PM

Oh wow… Very nice…
Tastefully done.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 04-13-2014 09:58 PM

You nailed it.

-- tim hill

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#3 posted 04-13-2014 10:19 PM

wow, those are beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 04-13-2014 10:54 PM

These are beautiful excellent work .

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 01:27 AM

Wow, really nicely done.

-- John in Florida

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 10:45 AM

Very beautiful work. Very tastefully done.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 04-14-2014 10:50 AM

Wow very nice Jewelry boxes, beautiful design and wood…excellent job.

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

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#8 posted 04-14-2014 11:52 AM

Wow not one beautifully made box but four!! Very impressive craftsmanship and the finished product should make the client very happy. I have enjoyed many aspects of woodworking over the years but for some unexplainable reason , I have never attempted to build a box of this nature but with this type of inspiration I am going to re-think my priority list! Thanks for sharing, good stuff!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#9 posted 04-14-2014 12:05 PM

eye candy!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 04-14-2014 02:17 PM

Very well done sir. Nice clean lines.


-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#11 posted 04-14-2014 02:22 PM

Wow! Thanks for sharing this you really nailed it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#12 posted 04-14-2014 03:24 PM

These are all very beautiful and you’ve done a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 04-14-2014 04:21 PM

Holy Cow these are fantastic!!

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#14 posted 04-14-2014 06:10 PM

I echo the Wow, fantastic, beautiful, etc. Great job on these.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#15 posted 04-14-2014 07:26 PM

Oh yeah, that’s the stuff.

-- Brian Timmons -

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