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 Post subject: My first jewelry box
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:09 pm 
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For my first small box, I'm not unhappy. There is plenty of room for improvement. The missus is happy and that's all I needed to hear.

Red maple, Gaboon ebony and my version of Maloofs oil finish. I used black felt peel/stick to line the box and a foam ring holder in the tray.

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 Post subject: Re: My first jewelry box
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Hey Ken,

Nice job! Particularly if it's your first. You made really good use of the figure with the lid, and the fits look very precise. I'm sure you have a new family heirloom there.

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Looks real nice and clean. Agree with TMS about the top grain.

What are the overall dimensions? The proportions look nice.

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The splines in the corners are a great contrast. Especially given the spacing/layout. Gives a nice custom look to the piece. Good work!

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Wonderful box esp. for the "first".
Congrats.

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Pretty darn good for your first jewelry box. Nice layout of the corner keys and grain orientation.

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Looks good, Ken. Was that a peace offering for giving away your wife's favorite chair? :D

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You definitely :thumbup: , thought it out.
How long before #38?

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Great Job. Nice joinery details!


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 Post subject: Re: My first jewelry box
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reelinron wrote:
What are the overall dimensions? The proportions look nice.


12" wide, 8" deep and 4" tall -- very close to the golden ratio.

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John Boy wrote:
Looks good, Ken. Was that a peace offering for giving away your wife's favorite chair? :D


:D

she has taken a shining to my maple bench that I made for my brother. I told him to come get it PDQ before she claimed ownership.

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Mango wrote:
You definitely :thumbup: , thought it out.
How long before #38?


have started on some very small walnut boxes. These are 2" tall, 4" deep and 6 1/2" wide.

I'm trying to reduce my stash before we move (in 2-years). Small boxes don't take much wood. My stash of shorts isn't going down very fast.

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