Inlaid Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by jmartel posted 96 days ago 869 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, my mother asked me to make her a box that she could give as a gift. Her boss, who is Jewish, was extremely gracious with not charging her sick time or vacation for when she couldn’t work due to going through Chemo. Now that she is done with the Chemo, my mom wanted to give her this as a token of thanks. It’s the Hebrew symbol Chai, which stands for life I’m told.

The inlay was cut using the bevel method with an X-acto knife.

The character is Fiddleback Anigre, the background is Walnut Burl, and there is a solid cherry border. Body of the box is maple. Finish is Deft Lacquer thinned and sprayed with a HVLP gun, and sanded to 2000 grit.

21 comments so far

View john2005's profile


871 posts in 783 days

#1 posted 96 days ago

Lookin sweet bud! Diggin that walnut burl

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

View kiefer's profile


2971 posts in 1272 days

#2 posted 96 days ago

That is a fine looking box with a nice and thoughtful touch .
I am sure he will appreciate it a lot and know he is appreciated also for his kindness .

-- Kiefer 松

View kdc68's profile


1942 posts in 882 days

#3 posted 96 days ago

Great work on that inlay !....Finely crafted !....Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

View ShaneA's profile


5259 posts in 1203 days

#4 posted 96 days ago

Looks great.

View shipwright's profile


4848 posts in 1403 days

#5 posted 96 days ago

Nice looking box.
The knife work looks good and the veneer choice is excellent.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

View deon's profile


2158 posts in 1630 days

#6 posted 96 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View davidmackv's profile


305 posts in 252 days

#7 posted 96 days ago

Looks great. I hope your mom is doing better.

View chrisstef's profile


10441 posts in 1611 days

#8 posted 96 days ago

Love the wood combinations JM. The inlay work youre doing with venners is really nice bud.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View aussiedave's profile


3014 posts in 429 days

#9 posted 96 days ago

Beautiful looking box and nice wood choices. The inlay on the lid is excellent….great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View camps764's profile


775 posts in 965 days

#10 posted 96 days ago

Awesome work man, the inlay looks great and I really dig the walnut burl you chose for the top

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: or check me out on Facebook

View mrjinx007's profile


1322 posts in 372 days

#11 posted 95 days ago

It looks really nice and a wonderful gesture.


View 489tad's profile


2227 posts in 1616 days

#12 posted 95 days ago

Beautiful job JMart. You are getting good at this. Boss should love it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View PaulDoug's profile


521 posts in 308 days

#13 posted 95 days ago

Very beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

View woodchuckerNJ's profile


868 posts in 239 days

#14 posted 95 days ago

Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

View helluvawreck's profile


15452 posts in 1471 days

#15 posted 95 days ago

It’s a beautiful box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase