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Last summer I scored a very old piece of Rosewood 1" X 6" X 7' long, at an estate sale. No price posted so I offered $35.00 and the deal was done. In Nov. I started thinking about Christmas presents for my Dear Lady. SO, I decided to do a jewellery box for her. I am used to working with hardwoods most of the time, but I was amazed and delighted with this piece of Rosewood. My tools love the stuff and it finishes like a dream to a beautiful hard smooth surface, not open and porous like red oak. This wood is so heavy and dense, it rings slightly like a bell when doors close. The gain is very course and spectacular when oiled. Only thing I didn't like: all the slivers. Each sliver feels like a rose thorn stabbing you. This jewellery box measures 13" tall by 10" wide by 6" front to back. I did a lift off lid with a 1/2" lip, but added hinges on the back. This way the lid keeps the doors closed. I drilled 2 holes in the front lid edge to insert a hidden lock ( two dowels in a foe handle). The three drawers are simply made with rebated joints and 5 min epoxy. Box corner joints are done with a 45% lock miter bit on my RT and again I used 5 min. epoxy glue. I was running short of rosewood so I finished off the bottom with mouldings and a secondary wood for the bottom plate since it will be covered with a felt liner as will the inside of the drawers, 8" X 3" X 2" deep. I sanded all surfaces down to 240 Grit and finished with Teak Oil. I always try to make my pieces look as though they might be from an era gone by. I love making furniture and small boxes. I'm always open to learning some new tricks, so comments and suggestions are welcome and questions welcome too.
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Wow Reg that wood grain looks absolutely beautiful , great job!
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Great job. Should have gotten you lots points.
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Wow--that is beautiful!!
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Beautiful !!
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Beautiful work. I can't let my wife see this because she has been after me to build one for her . So to unlock the secret lock you pull the handle out?
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That is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful job!
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