here is the finished inlay with the handle on the lid. It still has a little ways to go until it is complete but it’s getting there.
I also said in the last entry that I would include my next inlay because it would have more carving in it. Here it is. A little back ground story to it. We have a family friend who ordered 3 boxes from me for the Christmas holidays. She also did some very nice things for my wife and oldest daughter. Since funds are a little tight around the house I decided to make her a box. I knew she liked peace signs and started with that. I started search for idea’s with different peace signs and came across a turtle peace sign. For some reason I knew that was it, even though my wife was not to sure. Well come to find out, her spirit animal is a turtle and she wears a bracelet with a turtle and a peace sign on it everyday. Do you ever just KNOW that your design is right for a certain person? That’s what happened here. These pics detail the carving and the the epoxy fill. As before I will post the finished inlay once it is done. I am just going to post these pics because I described most of what I did in the last entry. The only difference is that I use a 1/8 inch dog leg chisel to flatten the bottom of the inlay. I picked it up at Klingspore for about $15. Here is their website. http://www.woodworkingshop.com/
I tried the suggestion from the last entry. I don’t have a torch, but I did have a old bic lighter. It seemed to work. I think I may invest in a small torch. I also want to try the lacquer thinner trick to see which works better for me.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks