Walnut fretwork jewelry box

by Lambdafarm on September 1, 2010

Several years ago, I made this walnut fretwork box just to see if I could do it.  I bought the pattern, which was by TimberLace.  I was using a Ryobi ® scroll saw at the time which did not have a variable speed control.  I also had trouble mitering the ends so they box would have smooth joints.  I keep this box around to remind me of how much better I have gotten.  I can do fretwork that is much more delicate now.  None the less, the box is pretty.  At least I like it.  What do you think?

Walnut Fretwork Jewelry BoxWalnut Fretwork Jewelry Box side

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DazzlinDonna September 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Oh this is gorgeous! I’m a big fan of boxes, in general. I try hard to not “collect” them because I could easily go crazy and have way too many. But there are some that I just can’t resist. If I go on vacation , for instance, the one souvenir I’m likely to get is some sort of box. Small, large, medium, whatever. Anyway, this box of yours would probably be exactly the kind I wouldn’t be able to resist. Very nice work!

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Tom January 18, 2011 at 7:36 am

Wow this is amazing. The detail is very intricate. It is a good idea to keep earlier work to remind you of how far you have come. Often it is hard to notice the changes otherwise as the improvements are usually minute. Which is your best piece?

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Stephanie Suesan Smith January 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

I think the best piece is the redwood dragon wheel. The wood was thin and the design complex, so it was very challenging.

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