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Blog series by JoeyG updated 12-15-2011 04:14 PM 5 parts 8565 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: carving and first layer of epoxy

11-25-2011 03:39 AM by JoeyG | 14 comments »

I start with the lid already sized for the box. This one is purpleheart. I know, it’s almost impossible to carve, but it’s what the customer ordered. So I find a way. Next is to design your inlay After the drawing is done, I cover it with scotch tape or box tape Then comes the mirror and xacto knife After my stencil is made I transfer it to my lid blank With my trusty chip carving knife, I carve in my design. Since purpleheart is so hard I chose to o...

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Part 2: another one

11-30-2011 02:13 PM by JoeyG | 9 comments »

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 ...

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Part 3: drill and fill the eye

12-03-2011 04:31 AM by JoeyG | 2 comments »

I think the pictures tell all. I almost forgot to do this. This is the second layer of epoxy. I take extra care in filling the pockets left by air bubbles. I use a toothpick to push the epoxy into the craters. I have a spatula I made from a piece of pine that has a rounded edge. I can post a in anyone wants to see it. I use this as a squeegee to force the epoxy into the craters also. This can be tricky because if you wait to long it gets real stick and messes things up. ...

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Part 4: One is Done

12-04-2011 01:37 AM by JoeyG | 1 comment »

Here it is folks, the purpleheart cross box is officially marked off the to do list. The “Peace Turtle” will be done in a couple of days (hopefully). Once it is done I will post it my projects just as I did this one. Go over and check it out. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56732 Thanks for joining me on this journey. Thanks for all the tips and ideas, I hope I gave you some as well. JoeyG

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Part 5: peace turtle

12-15-2011 04:14 PM by JoeyG | 1 comment »

I thought you guys might like to get a early look at the peace turtle with some finish on it. This is one coat of poly. I still have a few more coats to go, but with a little luck and no runs it will be finished today and I’ll get the official post up in the projects section. Thanks for joining me with these inlays. I hope to see what everyone else does with this type of inlay.

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