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Blog entry by Marty Backe posted 12-26-2015 06:11 AM 2238 reads 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a long form (i.e., not a 5 minute video) instructional video showing how I make very small boxes. These were made from ebony and rosewood, and have maple inlay and maple & leather interiors. I make them as ‘thank you’ type gifts.

If you want just the highlights, watch the first and last few minutes of the video.



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#1 posted 12-26-2015 12:54 PM

Thanks, I really enjoyed the whole thing.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#2 posted 12-26-2015 01:48 PM

Your boxes are amazing and the videos are very good showing how they are made…Thanks for the video

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#3 posted 12-26-2015 03:45 PM

Thank you for the video. You make great boxes.

About 10 minutes in you use a vice to hold the wood to cut with your coping saw. What kind if vice is that?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 12-26-2015 04:01 PM

can’t find the video?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#5 posted 12-26-2015 04:17 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

That blue vice used for cutting the inlay is made and sold by William Ng. You can buy it at his store: http://shop.wnwoodworkingschool.com/Inlay-Vise-Inlay-Vise.htm?categoryId=-1

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#6 posted 12-26-2015 05:11 PM

I had trouble with video link on my tablet but went to YouTube and did a search on his name and found lots of his work.

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#7 posted 12-26-2015 09:16 PM

That is some precision work there Marty. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 12-26-2015 10:54 PM

Great video. Thanks for posting.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 12-27-2015 03:41 AM

Nice Marty!
total precision

-- Putty

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#10 posted 12-28-2015 02:39 AM

Great little box. Very nice work and thank you for the video.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#11 posted 12-28-2015 04:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful little boxes and extremely well crated. Thank you for making the detailed video.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#12 posted 12-28-2015 03:40 PM

AGAIN What Video?????
None shows here?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#13 posted 12-28-2015 07:21 PM

These small boxes are beautifully made and very impressive. I didn’t watch the complete video but I watched enough to know that I will watch the whole video as soon as I get the time in the next few days. I’m putting it on my favorites list. This is very nice, Marty.

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#14 posted 12-28-2015 07:52 PM

AGAIN What Video?????
None shows here?
Why should I go to utube to see this?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#15 posted 12-28-2015 08:49 PM

abie,no problem here. You might want to check your browser settings. Maybe if you’re running adblocker or anti-spyware programs, it might not let the video load because it thinks it’s an ad.

Marty, cool boxes and great video. thanks

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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