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Project by jmartel posted 04-27-2014 03:55 AM 1145 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.





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#1 posted 04-27-2014 03:59 AM

Lookin sweet bud! Diggin that walnut burl

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

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 04:00 AM

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

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 04:19 AM

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

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 04:56 AM

Looks great.

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 05:14 AM

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. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 07:33 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 09:40 AM

Looks great. I hope your mom is doing better.

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 10:58 AM

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

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#9 posted 04-27-2014 11:55 AM

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

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

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#10 posted 04-27-2014 12:43 PM

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

-- Steve

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#11 posted 04-27-2014 01:01 PM

It looks really nice and a wonderful gesture.

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#12 posted 04-27-2014 01:55 PM

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

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

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#13 posted 04-27-2014 02:44 PM

Very beautiful!

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

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#14 posted 04-27-2014 03:00 PM

Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#15 posted 04-27-2014 03:01 PM

It’s a beautiful box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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

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