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04-29-2008 03:41 PM

Finish for Curly Maple - 9 replies

Hi everyone! I know it has been a long time since I have posted here regularly and I apologize for that. The good ‘ol Air Force has seen fit to keep me on my toes allot lately and also since I have started selling my woodwork, well it’s been crazy… Anyhow, on to my question! I am currently making a pistol box out of Curly...

12-16-2007 07:44 AM

Box Hardware anyone? - 12 replies

Does anyone here know of a good place on the internet to purchase hardware for small boxes? I am so tired of shiny polished brass. What I want is to find a site that sells matching hinges and catches in materials like bronze, copper, finished in black, pretty much anything other than shiny stainless or brass. Any help is appreciated…

11-25-2007 06:49 AM

Good finish for padauk? - 22 replies

Hi all, Well, my Christmas boxes are coming along nicely and now it is time for me to start contemplating the finishes I will be using. I have been searching the web and am not finding out much about finishing padauk. I am looking for a finish that really makes it stand out with it’s rich color, and at the same time I understand that ...

11-20-2007 04:21 PM

How do I do a Wood Inlay on a small box - 14 replies

Since I finally finished my first box, I want to do another box for my mother for a Christmas gift. This will be a much smaller box, probably around 10” x 5” and 5” deep. There is something I want to do special on this box though and I am not sure how to approach it: I have chosen walnut for the box and I have a beautiful ...

11-14-2007 10:04 PM

How do I attach things to a velvet backing? - 6 replies

My shadow/trinket box is almost complete (see blog). I have lined corkboard with velvet for the bottom of the shadow-box/lid portion of my box. I have two military coins that I want to attach to the velvet lined corkboard. The deal is though, as the shadow box portion serves as the lid to the actual trinket box, the coins need to be attached ...

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