Another Wedding box/gift

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Project by James Lango posted 10-17-2009 07:38 AM 2145 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my first attempt at inlays. The box is made of Cherry. Raised panel lid with Mahogany lid set, handles, and keys. Making inlays is a pain in the butt! A whole day of glueing, clamping and meticulous cutting. I give some guys credit on hand making their own. Hopefully, the block i made will last for a few projects. The wood for this (and plenty more) is from a Cherry that i milled up last year. Air drying got the boards down to 10%. No stain- just brushed linseed oil and hand wiped. The grain doesnt look this dark at all in person. It will be a nice gift. And saves me $100bucks. lol


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#1 posted 10-17-2009 10:07 AM

Great Job, James! They’ll have this as long as they have each other! Price-less in more ways than one…

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

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 10:51 AM

Nicely project James. Nitty picky work like your inlays seems difficult if you haven’t done it before, but with practice everything gets easier. In my opinion it really makes your box shine. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 01:51 PM

It’s a beauty. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 01:58 PM

this is a ’ win – win ’ project ,
very well done ,
i saw a way to do that banding years ago ,
where you made a log of colors ,
and cut them in a certain way ,
and it made an endless pattern .
yours looks great !

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

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 12:22 AM

James, the inlay is a really nice touch. really makes the box. Very well done.

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 02:27 PM

James, this is a nice box. You did an excellent job on wrapping the inlay. I have never tried to make inlay material but I am sure the novelty of the glue-up and cutting all those pieces wears off fairly quickly. :) The angled keys add a nice touch as well.

Nice job.

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