Gift box for a friend

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Project by scrounger posted 05-30-2014 01:46 AM 1498 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first attempt at trying to inlay something in the lid of a box. You can see a few voids that were filled before I presented it but wanted to show it right after installing it. The center piece is off a roll of curly maple that I purchased years ago and had never used. It is very very thin and after one try at sanding it down to the cedar around it I found myself going right through the veneer. The next attempt was much better and that is how we all learn. Never give up trying to improve. The box is solid cedar with felt lining. It was a fun project.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 02:27 AM

Nice job. Like the looks. Looks like a sunburst to me.

-- Jeff NJ

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 02:31 AM

Looks great! Something else that I now want to try my hand at! lol

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 05-30-2014 06:26 AM

Very Nice!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 07:08 AM

Looks very cool.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 05-30-2014 08:18 AM

Nice looking piece. Keep up the good work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#6 posted 05-30-2014 12:27 PM

Great looking box! Got my attention really fast when I opened the site page! Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 05-30-2014 01:36 PM

Great looking project !!!

Thanks for sharing.

-- To see samples of my work, please visit

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#8 posted 05-30-2014 03:57 PM

I like the layout of this box a lot. In fact, I have one on the bench that will be veneered in a similar pattern. The idea of a star burst pattern overflowing the sides is an attractive one. The details get sticky. LOL Inlay is addictive. Hope problems haven’t put you off. I outline with a scalpel, then remove the waste with a Dremel tool with a Stewart-MacDonald router attachment. Pretty painless. But, I do love inlays. I like your basic approach here a lot.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#9 posted 05-31-2014 12:07 AM

Bazinga! Nice job!!!!

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#10 posted 05-31-2014 01:50 AM

Very nice! I like how the sapwood/heartwood rays progress out after the central sunburst.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 06-01-2014 09:12 AM

Excellent job however missing the additonal five pictures it deserves!!

Just another hint !!

-- Regards Robert

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