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Pearl Necklace Jewelry Box

Discussion in 'Box Makers' started by chicago, May 19, 2019.

  1. chicago

    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Greetings,

    This is a small walnut box made to contain a very special pearl necklace. Its exterior dimensions are: 5-3/4" (width) x 3-5/8" (depth) x 2-3/8" (height).

    The top is french polished. I'm a bit stubborn in that I will not use any commercial pore fillers because every one that I tried left gray residue in the pores. Not what I want at all. I filled all of the veneer pores with several coats of super blonde shellac. Needless to say this takes some time to accomplish. No pain, no gain.

    I used every tool that I own to craft this little box, but the one tool that really made this box possible was Veritas' Shooting plane and board. It took me a while to catch on to these tools and now I can't do a single thing without them.

    The top edging is ebony as is the base.



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  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    Oh my goodness!! I haven't seen you in forever! It's great to see ya back here Phillip! How have you been?

    That looks great, I like the shine, and the bookmatched top is beautiful!
    What's the inside look like?
     
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    Museum quality! Priceless signature on the top! Chuck
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Phillip, that is spectacular man! Where have you been, great to see you again! Let's see the inside! Tony
     
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    Great job on the book matching. What type of finish did you put on top of the shellac?
     
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    Beautiful
     
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    Quite a stunning box! Well done indeed!
     
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    All I can say is,wow!!
     
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  9. chicago

    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the kind comments, Marc. I've been fine and hope you have been as well.

    I've attached a photo of the interior which I neglected to do earlier.

    Yeah, I've been busy being retired, so I don't get out much anymore. Ha! In truth, since we moved back to sunny New Mexico (from dreary Chicago) back in mid 2014 its been no-stop work, work, work, which I don't really mind. All of this activity does not leave much time for perusing and commenting on my favorite woodworking forum which we're both in at the moment.

    Take care and thanks again.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your very kind words, Chuck.

    My Grandfather would really appreciate your comments as well. (My Grandparents raised me.) My Grandfather instilled in me that no matter what we do if life we should always do our best. I've failed miserably at many things in my life, but when I do succeed the credit goes to my Grandparents.

    Thanks again.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hey, Tony! Thanks for your off-the-charts comment.

    Yeah, its been a while since I have commented in this forum. Since we moved back to NM from Chicago it has been non-stop work. Had to have my new shop built, I build my very first workbench, toss in a few commissions here and there and so it goes. Life!

    At any rate it's great to be posting here again. I have a few things I need help with and will be starting those threads in the very near future.

    Thanks again for your kind words.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your kind words, Karl.

    I will have to differ with you on the book-matching. I tried my best to make the seam 'seamless' and failed flat on my fact. I cut those seams at matching 15-degree angles with the hope that they would become nearly invisible. I obviously have a ways to go with this concept. Hopefully I will do better next time.

    The top is french polished with a 1-LB cut of super blonde shellac. As I think I noted above I use only shellac to fill pores with, but this is very time consuming. I have a product on the way from Solarex that I hope will speed this process up and still allow me to top it off with french polishing. Time will tell.

    Thanks again for stopping by.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Wendell! I appreciate your kind comments.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your very kind comments, Stephen. I appreciate all of the 'atta boys' you guys are dishing out. Ha!

    Take care.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Troy! Your kind comments are much appreciated.
     
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    Beautiful! I love the heart shape in the center of the top panel... seems appropriate for intended contents of the box.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Marc, for your kind comments. There is indeed a bit of a story behind the reason I crafted the box in the first place. I will post a link to it when I finish the webpage.

    Thanks again for dropping by.
     
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    Beautiful box, thank you for sharing.
     
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    Not me. :nodice:

    That would be David. But not to worry, do that sometimes here too.
    And I got called out on it. It was pretty funny though.....

    That interior looks snazzy.
     
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    chicago Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Josh. I appreciate the kind comments on the little box.
     
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