|Project by mjasper||posted 09-10-2009 04:26 AM||2845 views||11 times favorited||16 comments|
I had a fantastic piece of quartersawn white oak on hand and decided to make a toolbox out of it. The sides are dovetailed together (machine cut on a Leigh jig) and I inlayed them for a decorative accent with bloodwood on the border and bubinga for the diamonds in the center. This was my first inlay piece, and it is a little rough. However, the knowledge I gained from doing this project was invaluable towards future inlay projects. I still prefer marquetry, but it was fun none the less. It is finished first with three coats of Arm-R-Seal for protection, and then several weeks later, a 1:1 naptha/tung oil blend to give it that tung oil sheen. I found it also made the colors really pop as the Arm-R-Seal seemed to dull them slightly. I wondered if this finish combination could cause adhesion issues, but the solvents are the same, and I have not had any issues yet.