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Lacewood and Buckeye Burl with inlay

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Project by Duckster posted 10-25-2014 12:12 AM 1203 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Treasure Box was a lot of fun to build. I had never worked with either of these woods. They were opposites in texture and density. The Lacewood is very dense and can be brittle if you’re not careful when you cut it.
In contrast, the Buckeye Burl, is very soft and dusty. It also has a very weird smell when you’re cutting it.
I have a chain ordered to put on the lid, because of the weight of the Lacewood on the hinge.
I really was happy with the 3/4” inlay. I did have a little problem cutting the Buckeye Burl in thin strips. I ended up cutting them a little over 1/4” and I routed out 3/16”, sanding down from there.
The finish has 9 coats of instrumental lacquer. I used a 4000 grit polish to put the final shine on it.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus





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rtbrmb

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#1 posted 10-25-2014 01:23 AM

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#2 posted 10-25-2014 04:09 AM

That is some nice wood. (That’s what she said)

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 10-25-2014 04:51 AM

Stellar job on the box, Duck…..That IS some beautiful wood….I’ve never tried building a box (It’s not my thing).....I’ve never even worked with exotic woods before, so I admire people like you that do…..I can see why folks would buy them…You’re quite the master at box making….I’m just a country red neck who builds square things….Keep up the great work…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#4 posted 10-25-2014 03:07 PM

Thanks to rtbrmb for turning the photos over … rtbrmb … wow! that’s really hard to pronounce …
I think Duckster stands on his head a lot.

Great job on this unique treasure box, it sure is a beauty.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Duckster

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#5 posted 10-25-2014 11:23 PM

Mike when I upload the pictures they are not upside down. I use the photo bucket and it turns the darn things.
Thanks too both you and Rick.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Duckster

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 02:01 AM

Rtbrmb thanks for turning them over. I don’t know why they do that.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#7 posted 10-26-2014 01:37 PM

Wow a totally unique design well done Duck.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-26-2014 06:03 PM

Thanks Jim. It was fun building this one.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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