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Hi everyone, I made this jewelry/trinket box for my wifes birthday, to go along with the purchased things. Ann Marie turned 65 on Easter Sunday and was so happy with the gift I made her, she wasn't even aware of the other gifts. The box body is made from Birds Eye Maple and the handles and legs are Spanish Cedar. I used a 1/4 inch brass rod between the two handles, and the legs are off set from the box by 5/8 brass dowels. I hope this works. Thanks for looking.
 

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:). :)That is a very nice gift and a job well done
 

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Very nice. I can seen why she liked it.
 

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that is sweet Rick...
I love the design and it character..
 

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Rick I'm actually having a hard time taking my eyes off it . Did you see this design before or conjure this up yourself ?
If it's your idea you've definitely got a superior vision than most ;)
 

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Beautiful...no wonder she loves it...
 

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Thank you all for the super compliments, I had never tried to use metal in a woodworking project before this one, and I am very pleased with the results.
Rick...The project is based on a box I saw somewhere(???), but like most things I attempt, I do make changes until I it feels right to me.

Larry...Truthfully, I have never heard of Spanish Cedar before. I was walking out of a local lumber supplier, and there was this piece of wood in a culled pile that caught my eye. I asked the attendant what it was and he came up with the name. It reminded me of Mahogany so I bought it, $10.00 bucks later I had a chuck of wood that I had no idea of what it would be used for. Whatever the wood is, it machined very nicely and I would buy it again if the chance arises. I finished it and the Birdseye Maple with a coat of Watco Danish Oil, let that dry for 24 hours, then I waxed it with Johnson Floor wax.

Thanks for looking, everybody. BE WELL
 

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Rick, that is really lovely. I especially like the way that you elevated the box with those rounded legs. Very clever! :smile:
 

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Very attractive, Rick. A nice alternative to the usual cube shaped boxes. What are the approximate dimensions? Thanks. Jim
 

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WOW that is nice.
 

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Tell Ann Happy Belated Birthday. Very well done and like others love the unique design of it.
 
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