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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 04-11-2017 04:46 PM 3056 views 23 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this walnut board with small cracks in it sitting up on a rack for a few years now and decided that I would try my hand at embedding some turquoise chips into the crack’s. So with this walnut I made another hide a gun tissue box. I used CA glue to adhere the stone together and gave it a light spray of accelerator to instantly set it up then I sanded the stone flat. The finish is Waco Danish Oil. The box holds a half size tissue box. I’m very happy with the results!
Thanks for looking
All comments welcome good or bad!

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WhereDidIPutThat

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 05:38 PM

love it, I had a similar idea but with magnets.

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 05:41 PM

beautiful job !!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 05:47 PM

Nice work and a very creative solution to concealment. I especially like how you used a half height tissue box so that the cover looks like it’s holding a standard height box of tissue.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 05:47 PM

very cool idea tony and very timely,i have kleenex boxes on my to do list right now and this will make a nice feature.ya never know when someones going to steal your kleenex-lol.nice work buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 05:54 PM

Nicely done Tony. Where do you get your turquoise chips?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 06:00 PM

Nice job! I might do one with glow-in -the-dark epoxy inlaid so that I can find it in the dark!

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 06:20 PM

Very nice job Tony!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 06:45 PM

Gives a whole new meaning to Blow Your Nose! Beautiful Tony.

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 06:57 PM

Very cool idea. Nicely crafted -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 04-11-2017 07:08 PM

Very good place to hide and beautiful tissue box.

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#11 posted 04-11-2017 07:50 PM

Very fetching, Tony. Gives a whole new idea of “blowing one’s nose.”

-- Mark

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#12 posted 04-11-2017 07:57 PM

Super cool Tony. I really like the blue streak in that Walnut. The video really helped to see how it works.

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#13 posted 04-11-2017 08:44 PM

My thanks to all for your nice comments and ideas!

HI Lee, I bought a 1/4 lb of Turquoise on eBay ( Link ) and more than half of it was host rock. I separated the the Turquoise from the host rock and washed it to get the chock out and ended up with what you see in the photo. This was my first try at this inlay technique. I watch a few YouTube videos to get info on how to do this. Hope this helps! Thanks for asking


A quote from his eBay auction page.
“Crushed genuine, natural Turquoise inlay material with Pyrite and host rock matrix. Approximately 35% solid blue chips, 35% Turquoise chalk and the balance host rock and Pyrite.
From the Mine near Kingman Arizona”

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 04-11-2017 09:42 PM

Excellent box, Tony.
If you want powdered turquoise, you can get it and many other types of inlay mater from natural Expressions in Gilbert, Az. They have no web site but they ship anywhere. The guy to call it Fred Thiele 480- 390 4436

Tel him I sent you!!

Jim

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

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#15 posted 04-11-2017 09:46 PM

Thanks Jim, I’ll keep your info in mind and back to this post for reference. Now I’m keeping my eye out for wood with voids and cracks!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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