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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 10-07-2009 04:10 PM 2562 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not all of my work is turning. I made this small box a couple of years ago. It is bloodwood with a curly maple top. The maple is edged with a Beek colored Inlace inlay. The box is about 9 1/2×3 x 3. It is finished with severial coats of Danish Oil. the inside is done with DonJer Suede-Tex flocking. There is no fancy joints, just simple rabbit on the corners.

I really like the look of the maple and bloodwood together. And the maple had some of the nicest curly that I have seen.

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 04:15 PM

very nice .

simple and elegant !

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 04:26 PM

Very nice clean look.

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 04:29 PM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 04:54 PM

Beautiful !!
You are right about the colors being nice together.


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#6 posted 10-07-2009 06:08 PM

Hey Mike
Very atractive a fantastic box. Welcome to Ljs.

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 06:52 PM

Very nice box & great finish.

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 06:57 PM

The colors do look good together. Good job and Welcome to LJ’s.

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 07:12 PM

I like it. BZ

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#10 posted 10-07-2009 09:01 PM

Very pretty box. What is inlace inlay?

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#11 posted 10-07-2009 09:10 PM

Inlace is sort of like epoxy but only requires a few drops of the catalyst. It comes in clear that you can add dyes or other material to (stone dust, glitter, Inlace stones or dust, etc). Also red and black and then colors that they have mixed with a “fine sand” size material in different colors. I used the Inlace “nuggets” and “dust” and a copper color dye for this. It drys in about 4-6 hours and kind of looks like stone.

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#12 posted 10-07-2009 11:14 PM

The inlace sets it off but the curly maple really makes this project complete.

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#13 posted 10-08-2009 12:35 AM

Beautiful box and that Curly Maple is awesome !! How thick are the sides of your box ?

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#14 posted 10-08-2009 12:51 AM

She’s a Beauty!! Great Job, and welcome to our “Family”, Mike!!

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#15 posted 10-08-2009 01:16 AM

Now thats a cheeseburger in paradise…..not too particular…not too precise…. Sorry…..the parrothead makes me do it….

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Now that box is a very nice combination….and that maple is devine…beautiful job.

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