Small box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 10-07-2009 04:10 PM 2519 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.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

16 comments so far

View patron's profile


13594 posts in 3217 days

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

very nice .

simple and elegant !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View Walnut_Weasel's profile


360 posts in 3098 days

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

Very nice clean look.

-- James -

View CharlieM1958's profile


16272 posts in 4094 days

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

Very nice!

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

View dustbunny's profile


1149 posts in 3171 days

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

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


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

View John Gray's profile

John Gray

2370 posts in 3762 days

#5 posted 10-07-2009 05:15 PM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

View a1Jim's profile


116815 posts in 3453 days

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

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

-- Custom furniture

View woodworm's profile


14448 posts in 3467 days

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

Very nice box & great finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View Pdub's profile


922 posts in 3056 days

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

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

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

View Dudley's profile


742 posts in 3136 days

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

I like it. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

View huff's profile


2828 posts in 3161 days

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

Very pretty box. What is inlace inlay?

-- John @

View Indiana_Parrothead's profile


110 posts in 3032 days

#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.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

View degoose's profile


7227 posts in 3231 days

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

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

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

View Dusty56's profile


11814 posts in 3564 days

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

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View littlecope's profile


3071 posts in 3378 days

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

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

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View reggiek's profile


2240 posts in 3146 days

#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….

I can probably quote just about any of his songs…it comes from hearing them for long watches during many a long day or nights watch sailboat racing – I’ve sailed boats since I was 4 years old or so…..a bit on my uncles Sparkman & Stevens then later on ultra lights and then my own Newport….I’ve done the Transpac, Manzanillo, Tahiti, MORA, been through the Panama Canal…etc…etc….My uncle was the definitive Jimmy Buffett afficianado…so no ride was without his music blaring from the cabin speakers…anyway I digress…

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

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics