Walnut / Turquoise Inlay

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Project by mony posted 11-16-2015 06:43 PM 1381 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at doing some crushed turquoise inlay. I’m pleased with the results.
Box is Black Walnut with Ebony trim.
Box is 13” x 8” x 4 1/4”.
Thanks for looking.

-- Mony

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 06:52 PM

Beautiful. I really like what you did with the trays.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 07:34 PM

The box is awesome. Those inner compartment look great. I like this combination of walnut and dark red fabric.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-16-2015 08:56 PM

This is a very hansom box and has a lot of character. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 11-17-2015 01:07 AM

That’s a beautiful jewelry box! I like everything about it, especially the turquoise!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 11-17-2015 02:01 AM

Beautiful work, I love the ‘alien’ looking out at me from the lid!

-- Smitty

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#6 posted 11-17-2015 04:24 AM

You hit this one out of the ballpark; very nice! The walnut looks sweet, and the chamfers on the top and bottom of the box are cool; really like this one!

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#7 posted 11-17-2015 11:04 AM

that is a beauty..good job!!!

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#8 posted 11-17-2015 03:08 PM

Looks great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 11-17-2015 03:52 PM

Very nice work. Great looking box.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-17-2015 05:17 PM

That came out really great, I love turquoise in walnut. How did you make that top panel? Is it walnut veneer on a walnut substrate, or veneers on both sides with a solid banding? It was obviously thick enough for the inlay, so I’m baffled. Did you use CA glue or epoxy for the turquoise?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 11-17-2015 07:32 PM

Awesome box!
May I ask please about hinges?
1.What is location of the pins (distance from back and top)?
2.Is the rabbet on the back deeper from sides and face?
And generally speaking, is there some formula or rule about this type of hinges
in order open the lid and stay it opened just a little more then upright?
Thank you!

-- Ragim, scroller from Israel.

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#12 posted 11-18-2015 12:59 AM


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#13 posted 11-18-2015 04:26 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.
To bobasaurus and woodhunter; I have sent an answer to your questions to your inbox.


-- Mony

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#14 posted 11-19-2015 12:16 PM

Very attractive box, well made, I have the same questions as bobasarous about the top

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#15 posted 11-20-2015 07:54 AM

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