African Mahogany and Zebra Wood

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Project by Duckster posted 11-22-2014 02:24 AM 1225 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another jewelry box I just finish. I had one piece of African Mahogany laying on the shelf so I took it and a small piece of Zebra Wood and walaw.
When I got it glued up and sanded down, it was a little bland to me. I have a lot of Fingered Maple strips in the shop so I done a few inlays on it.
I finished it with lacquer and used a tan flock on the inside and tray.

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

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#1 posted 11-22-2014 03:25 AM

Very nice. I really enjoy making anything of Zebra wood but it is expensive and hard to find. How many hours do you think you have in this? Will you sell it at a show? Ought to fetch a good price, it is a piece of art.
How big a shop do you have and how much time do you get to be in it?

Is there any fishing left or have they all run to deep water? When you have a chance, tell me something about your fishing trips. We used to drive to the FL Keys and fish a week and come home, We haven’t been able to go in the last several years. I really miss it.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#2 posted 11-22-2014 03:31 AM

Very nicely crafted!

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

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#3 posted 11-22-2014 03:56 AM

Very nice Project. Well done. Thanks for posting.


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

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#4 posted 11-22-2014 03:59 AM

Houston Hardwood carries all the exotic I use. It’s about a 3 hour drive up there. My older sister lives there so it gives me a reason to drive up there about once a month. I usually run by there to see what they have when I’m in town.
I’m usually in the shop every day. 3 or 4 days a week I spend all day out there.
My shop is in my boat barn which is 25’ x 55’. I have the shop on the south end because our winds are mostly out of the south.
I try to spend 3 days or so fishin. Mostly in the mornings. I guide 2 to 5 trips a month, which helps off set the costs of my habit in wood.
We catch a lot of speckled trout and redfish. Mama and me have fish 2 or 3 times a week.
I sell my jewelry boxes local and at
That too helps keep me out of poverty.

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

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#5 posted 11-22-2014 04:22 AM

Cool choice of lumber. Looks great, nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 11-22-2014 05:55 AM

Another beautiful jewelry box, Duck….You’re a sure-fire craftsman with those…..I like the choices of wood you use, too…..Sounds like you’ve gotten some time on the water….I’m fishing a Disabled Veterans Tournament this Sunday….. Fairly good $$$. Hope we can do some good…..Keep crafting them boxes…..

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

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#7 posted 11-22-2014 10:24 AM

Very nice. You do good work. I wish I could get out and fish more than I do too.

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#8 posted 11-22-2014 05:06 PM

Nice box

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 11-23-2014 06:45 AM

Great grain pattern, love the take out tray and lower divided areas also

-- Norman

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