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    Curly Maple & Rosewood Jewelry/Display box

    Well, my oldest niece graduates from HS this weekend, so I got a chance to play in the shop with some curly maple. As others have found out, it's hard to take a picture of curly maple that adequately captures the amount of figure present. Every single surface of this box has great figuring, but the pictures don't show all of it.
    LOML made the cross-stitch panel, and I think it looks great on display.

    The accent wood is rosewood... the highly figured mirror frame is from a small board of INCREDIBLE wild grain Honduran Rosewood. It didn't look like burl, but I have to wonder.

    Finish is sprayed clear shellac, 1.5# cut for each of 5 coats, rubbed out with a synthetic finishing pad after everything had a chance to harden.

    Comments/questions welcome. Thanks for looking,


    --dave

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    --dave

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    That is a beautiful jewelry box. She will treasure it the rest of her life. That needle point(?) is perfect for that box and a great idea. Did you do that also?
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    WOW... that is one special box Dave, and the cross stitch is a big extra.. could you give us a close up of the cross sticth.. i am amazed at the detail in the butterflies.. your joinery is top notch and i like the rose wood trim as well!!!
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    That's going to be a heirloom for sure
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    Beautiful work!!!
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    Beautiful work. Now, for an ugly job, you need to paint your patio table (just like mine). Look in the mirror!
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    Very nice indeed. Great contrasting woods
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    Thanks, everyone. It really was a fun project, and I'm very happy with how it turned out. My first experience with spraying shellac, and I'll definitely do it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    That needle point(?) is perfect for that box and a great idea. Did you do that also?
    @Paul, no, my wife did the cross-stitch. That came first and I designed the box around it. She does a great job with it. This is the first such cooperative project we've done, but I'm sure there will be more.


    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ...could you give us a close up of the cross sticth.. i am amazed at the detail in the butterflies.. your joinery is top notch and i like the rose wood trim as well!!!
    @Larry, sure, here you go. I should have taken a picture of the reverse side of the piece before it was stretched and mounted... it's almost as pristine as the front. As for the joinery, you didn't see the first lid I made before I realized my miter saw was about a degree out of true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Plesums View Post
    Beautiful work. Now, for an ugly job, you need to paint your patio table (just like mine). Look in the mirror!
    Now Charlie, you weren't supposed to notice that!!! Yup, that's probably a project for this summer. :^)
    --dave

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    thanks dave for the close ups,, i have seen the work that goes into cross stitch work and the detail your wife has there is spot on.. i am sure the gal that gets this box will grin for many years each time she looks at it setting there..
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