Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Jewelry boxes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,434

    Jewelry boxes

    I started out asking for some ideas to make a jewlery box for a Christmas present for my son's girlfriend.

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=1100

    I made hers out of Birdseye Maple and Cherry with Ash corner splines. My wife saw the box and asked me to make one for her aunt. She asked me to make it out of Walnut with a Maple lid bordered with Walnut, and of course Ash corner splines.

    I made that one and a friend asked me to make him one for his girlfriend...so I had to make yet another....on that box that I am sending to a friend I made two lids, one is Maple with the Walnut border and the other is solid Walnut.

    All three boxes are finished in Min-wax polyurethane, with light sandings between coats.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Charlotte, Michigan
    Posts
    27
    Steve,
    Very nice!! The Ash accents in the corners are a real nice touch...Well done.
    Keith
    www.julyswoodworks.com
    Member Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild
    www.mmwg.org

  3. #3
    Nice Steve.

    Looks like you've been finding shop time between driving and building.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,582
    Very nice Steve, I'm going to have to steal this design
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    So that is what you've been doing while the site was down! very nice stuff Steve.

    Maybe we should have an enforced site lockout two days a week so we all get to work

    Jay

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hanford, CA
    Posts
    122
    Steve, they turned out great. Nice photo's as well!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Placitas, NM in the foothills of the Sandia Mt
    Posts
    688
    Hey Steve,
    Great boxes. Keep this up and you will be box making full time.

    BTW, my wife used to work in an upscale crafts store. The sold boxes a little bigger than yours, but with the same level of craftsmanship for $350, and they sold well!

    I asked if they would buy some that I made, only problem is that they like to buy 100 at a time

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,434
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Cloud View Post

    BTW, my wife used to work in an upscale crafts store. The sold boxes a little bigger than yours, but with the same level of craftsmanship for $350, and they sold well!
    Jesse, I posted these pictures on another site I frequent (tractors) one of those boxes I posted is for a friend from that forum's girlfriend and I asked him$45.00 for it....I feel so cheap now.....
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,231

    Nice boxes:)

    well i quees you wont be down on our level anymore your off to the highrr platuae now with some nice cheery and maple and walnut your working with wished i were closer to see them up close.. my prefernce was the birds and walnut
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    1,487
    Steve,

    Can you provide any tips on surfacing the BE? I just picked up my first BE board yesterday for a jewlry box for my wife that I am planning to use with some mahogany I have. The equipment I have right now include a lunchbox planer, stanley #5, LV LA block (scheduled to arrive tomorrow ), card scraper, and, of course, sand paper.

    Thanks!

Similar Threads

  1. Jewelry Box
    By Jim Krager in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-30-2013, 05:17 AM
  2. Jewelry box for SIL
    By Barry Richardson in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-15-2007, 03:23 PM
  3. Some Jewelry Boxes
    By Joe Jensen in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-09-2007, 01:20 PM
  4. 1 little box & 2 jewelry boxes
    By Mack Cameron in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-28-2007, 08:30 PM
  5. Oval Jewelry Boxes
    By Russ Massery in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-06-2006, 10:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •