Copper Celtic Knot in Maple

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Project by JoeyG posted 09-07-2014 09:52 PM 1595 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first box I have had time to complete in a while, but I have been working. I have been working on a new inlay technique where I inlay metal flat wire, in this case copper. The wood is ambrosia maple. Sorry about the wash out in color, the light outside was kind of wacky today.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 09-07-2014 10:33 PM

very nice box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 09-07-2014 10:55 PM

Quite a nice box. Too bad that nice inlay doesn’t stand out more -

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

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#3 posted 09-07-2014 11:24 PM

Thank you. It’s all about the lighting. Here’s a picture before it was completely finished where the inlay shows up better.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 09-07-2014 11:42 PM

Nice work. How did you cut the grooves for the inlay and where did you get the flat copper wire?

This is impressive.

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#5 posted 09-07-2014 11:44 PM

Wow! Love the way the top hinges!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-08-2014 12:08 AM

This is an interesting design. I like the inlay technique. It might show better with a less figured wood, or it may just be the light. At first, I wondered how the box opened. The pivot concept works well. How would it do with a more square shape? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 12:56 AM

Very nicely done—cool inlay!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 09-08-2014 12:58 AM

Excellent craftsmanship and artistry.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 09-08-2014 01:23 AM

Always love your work. Good to see you here again. Hope the family is well.

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

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#10 posted 09-08-2014 01:54 AM

Plain looking mahogany would be great for that great inlay technique you have…........;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#11 posted 09-08-2014 02:08 AM

Thanks everyone. I’ll work on getting a blog up about how I do it whenever I can find some time. Kids are keeping me pretty busy these day.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#12 posted 09-08-2014 02:48 AM

Big Al, this is my goto hinge style, I’ve just done away with the handles by moving the pins forward a little. I am pretty sure I have show how I do this in some of my older blogs.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#13 posted 09-08-2014 03:30 AM

Nice work Joey….......;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#14 posted 09-08-2014 05:36 AM

Well done Joe!
The extra picture you added show it pretty well.
I think the grain on the box top is making it hard to see.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 09-08-2014 08:11 AM

Interesting inlay technic, nice box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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