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Ridhvik Gopal
May 9, 2017 4:22 pm

The joints came out quite well! my project gave me a deeper appreciation for woodworking so I definitely get how difficult it is. I love that you used CAD and planned everything out. The aesthetic you went with it a little unclear, but I indeed love the design.

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Luke Woolley
May 8, 2017 9:39 am

As others have already said, the joints give this a skilled-craftsman look that I think adds to the perceived quality of the box. It looks, however, as though more work went into a 3D model than was necessary, since the model didn’t have any control over the actual product, it being measured and cut by hand. The interior compartments and lining that you mention will be a great final touch before presenting it as a gift. I’m imagining black felt would look really slick against the light wood!

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Katherine Yarnell
May 6, 2017 1:26 pm

Using CAD to design everything before the build was a smart idea. The jewelry box turned really good! I now want to make one for myself.

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Oksana Schuppan
May 5, 2017 11:15 pm

What a useful and aesthetically pleasing design you have created! I love your carvings in the wood and greatly enjoyed feeling them as well. Your color scheme is also effective based on the images of Japanese art you provided. I love the secret compartment at the bottom too. Great job!

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Sofi Leroux
May 3, 2017 12:14 pm

I really like how you used box joints (and a bit of glue) instead of nails or screws, even if it caused you a fair bit of stress. I definitely think you could add a lot to this jewelry box before giving it to your mom including:
– felting the interior
– add notch for opening
– engrave a message to your mom
– filling in gaps in the box joints (wood filling)
– adding sections in the box
– adding a stain to the exterior

Otherwise, good job and I appreciate that you went with a better quality wood for the box! I think it positively affected the aesthetic of your project!

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Morgan Ulrich
May 1, 2017 12:37 pm

It feels a lot lighter than it looks. Using quality wood was a good call; you can tell it’s nice. I agree that engraving the wood with the joint details would have made cutting easier. I really want to make one for my mom too now!

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Ryan Daniel
May 1, 2017 12:30 pm

The final box came out really nice and professional looking. The more expensive mahogany was definitely a good call, it feels really solid and looks amazing. The box joints are an interesting and advanced woodworking technique, they look really cool and I want to try the technique sometime in the future. The box has a really nice smooth finish on it and I really like that the box joints feel blended together.

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Gautham Govindarajan
May 1, 2017 12:30 pm

I can appreciate the intricate cuts you made for the box which can be really difficult with table saws. I like the simplistic aesthetic you were looking for. However, it might have been a little better if you had two different types of stains on the joining pieces. Nice work!

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Alexandra Rivas
May 1, 2017 12:29 pm

I like the sort of puzzle piece sides (i think you said box joints?) that hold it together. Those joints add their own aesthetic. I think it looks really good for being a beginner wood worker. Are you going to add separating compartments or some sort of cloth for the inside of the jewelry box? I think your mom will love it, doing some engraving would make it even more special.

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Siddharth Nigam
May 1, 2017 12:26 pm

The process of creating the box joints seems really interesting and difficult to master, especially with the joints. The top seems a little bit off but after sanding, it should flush well. Consider putting a handle on it. But the box has a really nice finish! Great job!

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Cyron Completo
May 1, 2017 12:24 pm

The box seems really sturdy! Great job on fabrication. I like how you used CAD to model everything beforehand. I am a little bit confused on your aesthetic, however. Would you consider painting the box?

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