Two Lyptus jewelry boxes, with cherry in-lays

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Two Lyptus jewelry boxes, with cherry in-lays
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Here are two 6 by 6 by 4 inch high jewelry boxes. they are made out of lyptus that i planed down to 1/2 inch thick pieces. this was my first time using in-lays with a kit my shop teacher bought. i stained them with a polyurethane stain mix, the stain was olde maple. i spent about 3 weeks making these and i wish i would have had more time, but school was ending. the box with the diamonds was my test box, so it is a little off, but the one with the heart in-lays is perfectly sound. i used 1/4 inch cherry strips to make the lips on the inside so the top doesn’t slide off. there is a 45 degree edge that i routed in on the top and bottom pieces.

-- Soonersfan63

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#1 posted 05-19-2009 05:07 PM

Nice boxes I like the inlay. What are Liptos?

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#2 posted 05-19-2009 05:13 PM

I think he means Lyptus. As in the hybrid Eucalyptus wood

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#3 posted 05-19-2009 05:14 PM

Great looking boxes!

Jim, I think he meant “lyptus”. It’s a man-made hybrid tree created by crossing two different species of eucalyptus.

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#4 posted 05-19-2009 11:38 PM

great start on the posting

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#5 posted 05-20-2009 05:50 AM

It is Lyptus. We get it for around $4/bd ft and it is a nice looking, dense hardwood that is harvested like corn in South America. Supposedly it grows to full height in 15 years. I saw a picture of a tree farm online that looks like a corn field about to be harvested. It has a nice pinkish red tint to it.

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