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This is a jewelry box I just finished for my mother. (I didn't get it done in time for Christmas) It is a walnut box with maple inlays. The flower inlay was done using scroll saw marquetry and the petals were shaded using hot sand to give it some depth. The square black border around the flower is a dyed epoxy inlay.
I finally tried my hand at some inlaid dovetails, and I think they turned out pretty well. I used my super jig to complete them. Practice definately makes perfect. The box measures about 3.75×9 x 8". I finished it off by rubbing on several coats of clear Danish oil and lining the interior with navy velvet.

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Very very beautiful jewellery box.
 

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This very nice, late or not your mother will enjoy this box.
 

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One of the finest boxes on the site. Good job!
 

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That sand shading really brings it to a whole new level.
 

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This is magnificent work!
I really like that box and the marquetry is great.
Very well done.
 

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That's a Beauty!! Your Mom's going to love that! Great Job!!
 

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Very nice, the inlay is a winner and the double DT's add to the overall beauty. You inspire me to try my hand at double DT's. Mom will cherish this for many years to come.
 

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Priceless ! I bet she'll cherish it forever : )
 

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Absolutely Gorgeous!!
 

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You had me at Walnut, but you kept my attention with a very pretty piece. Nice stuff.
 

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Very well done
 

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Saweeet! Nice job on yhe double DT's too. A lot of them I see go too thick on the contrast wood and they look downright clunky.
 

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Exquisite detail and design. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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Thepps, very, very cool! This is beautiful. You've included a lot of woodworking skills in this box and obviously have a lot of talent. I'm sure your grandmother loves this.

Thanks for posting it.
 

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Spectacular! Love the dovetails and inlay.
 

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This is absolutely gorgeous… well done! The marquetry makes it… Mom must be proud.

Steve
 
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