After 110 pleasurable hours in the shop, I finished my daughters
jewelry box a few weeks ago. She opened it on Christmas day, and was
very happy. The most rewarding moment was just seeing her expression.
What better hobby is there when you can enjoy designing and building
something, then make someone else happy by giving it to them.
The primary wood is honeylocust (milled from a local tree), the dark
wood is cocobolo. Inside the top frame and side stripe is Paduak.
The mosiac is cocobolo, paduak, honey locust, cherry, and holly. The
mosiac is framed with cocobolo then holly to complete the tile.
here are some random shop pics:
Second level with pull out tray
more detail of the second level + drawer pulled out.
There is a 3rd level shown in random shop pics, under the pullout tray
with larger divisions.
On 3 Jan 2005 13:12:24 -0800, "Todd the wood junkie"
That is a beautiful piece of work. Congratulations.
"Sometimes history doesn't repeat itself. It just yells
'can't you remember anything I've told you?' and lets
fly with a club.
-- John W. Cambell Jr.
I agree that nothing beats seeing a loved one open your custom designed
and built gift! Incidentally, I think your jewelry box looks very
difficult to build beautifully done. What wood did you use?. I designed
and built a necklace jewelry box for my wife using black walnut, which
I harvested a couple of years ago. My wife was very please with her box
and I have since been asked by other family members if I could make one
for them (4 more boxes needed). It's a nice problem to have, especially
if you are retired and have more time to spend in the workshop.
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