Magnolia blossom inlay

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Project by Jim Finn posted 08-27-2016 02:28 AM 702 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I make a lot of small cedar boxes with images or lettering inlaid into the hinged lid. This box was ordered by a regular customer and after it was delivered she bought two more, just the same. When she placed the order, I made a total of five thinking they might sell well, and I was right. I sold one to a friend also. I only have one left now. This is the main reason I do special orders. It gives me an idea of what will sell well. This is an eastern red cedar (aromatic) box measuring 8”x6”x2” deep. The inlaid woods are Maple , Bois’darc and poplar (leaves). I use a scroll saw to do the inlay using the “double bevel inlay” method.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#1 posted 08-27-2016 03:16 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 08-27-2016 03:28 AM

Really nice looking box.

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#3 posted 08-27-2016 03:39 AM

Very nice Jim.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 08-27-2016 04:01 AM

Nice job indeed!
My neighbor has a magnolia tree next to my front yard and you nailed it.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 08-27-2016 04:12 AM

Looks good Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 08-27-2016 04:18 AM

Great work Jim. Custom work is alway a bonus. I agree with your idea of making multiples. I have been successful doing the same. Would love to see more of your work.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 08-27-2016 09:41 AM

Very nice work, Jim

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 08-27-2016 11:42 AM

Very well done

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 08-27-2016 02:43 PM

Jim, this is a beautiful piece of work.

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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#10 posted 08-27-2016 10:59 PM

Mr. Finn you do beautiful work…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 08-28-2016 09:17 AM

Inlays look great, authentic and detailed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 08-29-2016 02:21 AM

Couldn’t be better !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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