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Andrew Gibson
11-17-2010, 4:13 PM
I just finished this box up today. It is cherry with a bit of maple stringing. All hand cut joinery and hand plained surfaces.
The finish is danish oil and wax.

Chris Tsutsui
11-17-2010, 5:00 PM
From first glance I thought you used two types of wood because the end grain is darker.

I like the proportions and size.

I've made jewelry boxes that either end up being too small, or too bulky and look like mini treasure chests.

Jim Rimmer
11-17-2010, 5:47 PM
Nice box. I like the lid. I am always looking for a different lid so I may try that.

gary Zimmel
11-17-2010, 8:04 PM
Nice work on the jewelry box Andrew.
Bonus points for all the hand work..

Carl L Goff
11-17-2010, 9:21 PM
Andrew, Nice box. I like your choice of cherry. It will get darker every year.

Gene Bartholomew
11-18-2010, 8:25 AM
Beautiful wood and beautiful hand-cut dovetails. It is hard to go wriong with cherry, isn't it.

Andrew Gibson
11-18-2010, 8:57 AM
Thanks all.
The cherry is some that I got from a guy on craigslist. It's from Pensilvania, and was cut and kiln dried about 10 years ago, and has been sitting in a large outbuilding basically ever sense. I wish he had more of it... stralth gloat, paid about $1.50 a BF.

The color of the cherry should be very nice once it has a chance to age.

David Keller NC
11-18-2010, 2:52 PM
Very nice, Andrew. One comment is that you may wish to consider a frame and panel construction or breadboard ends for the lids for future box projects. Flat-sawn hardwood, particularly domestic species, have a tendency to cup with changes in humidity.

The work of Bill Wyko on this forum is an example of creatively-used frame and panel construction, and there are many other methods/styles that will change the look of the box.

Bill Wyko
11-18-2010, 3:30 PM
Excellent job all around. The ratios seem right on, the joinery is fantastic and the design is very pleasing to the eye. Someone is going to be very happy when they recieve this.:)

Jack Camillo
11-18-2010, 7:11 PM
Beautiful box! Fantastic dovetails! And I love the danish oil-wax combination on cherry - well done!