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Thread: African Mahogany and Cherry Jewelry Box (ALL FINISHED)

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    African Mahogany and Cherry Jewelry Box (ALL FINISHED)

    This is a jewelry box that I started last week. It's made out of Cherry and African Mahogany or called "Benin Mahogany". I still have to make the drawers and decide how I'm going to do the front of them.The top is all inlays. I think I'm going to leave this one natural, just spray it with a water base clear. Click image for larger version. 

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    SWEEEEEEET!!! great inlay on the top Joe, looking forward to seeing this one finished up

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    Nicely done Joe. That inlay on the top is first rate.
    Are you going to do some inlay on the drawer fronts?

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    I'm still thinking about it . The drawer fronts are only go to be about 1 "1/2 high. I don't know if it will look to crowded together. What do you think?

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    how did you go about doing the inlay joe? the whole project looks great..
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    How about some string inlay Joe?
    Nice and simple (for those that can do inlay, I haven't done any) and I don't think it would overpower the rest of the Jewelry box.

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    The inlay around the top is band inlay I cut a slot around the edge with the table saw before I assemble it. As for the Inlay on the top center I traced the shape then I cut it out free hand with my trim router. Just take your time.

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    These are the drawers fronts that Im thinking about. Click image for larger version. 

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    in my eye the idea for the drawers is good but ti needs to match above in the front of the top section..the width of chamfer and the divider between your veneers.. just my observations not necessarily right
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    Hi, Joe. Nice looking project, so far. I agree with Larry about the drawers. My eye wants to see them match the center section above, or to be totally opposite in some way. I realize the opening for the drawers is narrower than the section above, but I'd look for some kind of balance.
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