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Fitted box


#1

I was wondering if anyone might have a recommendation as to where
there might be available for the construction of a
fitted box. I am closing in on the finish of a very nice bracelet
and would like to present it in something special rather than a off
the shelf box. Thanks Tim


#2

I judt did a BING search for "construction of a I was wondering if
anyone might have a recommendation as to where there mightbe
available for the construction of a fitted box. Iam
closing in on the finish of a very nice bracelet and would like to
present it in something special rather than a off the shelfbox.
Thanks Tim


#3

Try the Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes & Lockets, by Tim McCreight,


#4

I would have a friend who makes foil wrap glass windows make a small
beveled glass box with a hinged panel when ever I sold a gold
bracelet. There are lots of glass panels of different sizes that
letting themselves to Tiffany foil wrap.

Don Meixner


#5

Alan Revere produced a DVD on how to make a silver box. He topped it
off with a gold ‘ribbon’. See:

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep8251

To make a box large enough for a bracelet you would not be able to
use a miter vise as he shows, but that really isn’t necessary. You
can use a saw or graver to make starting cuts and finish them off
with a triangular file.

Neil A.


#6

Hi Tim,

Just like we have great forums for jewelry, woodworkers have their own forums. I’ll bet you could find someone to build you a perfectly fitted box if you reached out on such a place.

Alec


#7

Hi Tim,
I agree with Alec… Do a localized google search on wood box makers + jewelry, (your town or county) and you’ll probably fond someone.
Even looking up a local furniture maker or carpenter might do it.
We do custom boxes, but they’re a lot of money, it’s the same as making jewelry, materials + time…
Also check out pier one imports, sometimes they have really cool containers quite inexpensively.
Good luck.
Jim


#8

Hi!

This post reminded me of The bracelet/ art pieces created by Tom Herman, where the bracelet is incorporated into a piece of art, such as an egg (as a case/ holder?)

I “think” I originally saw his work in Lapidary Journal magazine.

the below link to Tom Herman’s website/ bracelet section shows facinating objects.

http://www.sevenfingers.com/bracelets.html

Julie