Beginners Inlaid Box

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Project by EMVarona posted 09-01-2010 09:42 AM 1930 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought of experimenting with inlaying. This is the outcome. I used wood scraps one of those dark wood kinds available here for the sides and 1/4 in. plywood for the cover. The inlay materials are strips of marble-patterned vinyl tiles. I find vinyl interesting cause a wide range of textures and patterns are available. A router was used to cut the inlay grooves. I used the spline method for the joints.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 02:35 PM

Now that is a pretty nifty thought. Using vinyl tiles as an inlay. Very cool idea. I like how the colors work on this. Wish we had a few more pictures of it… Hint Hint…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 02:36 PM

Good job! I like the contrast.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 03:47 PM

That is very cool. I am just starting to experiment with inlays too. I find the experimenting to be fun and exciting. Thus far I have only tried straight lines, I am sure curves will be harder, but also more satisfying.

You did a really nice job on your box. Well done.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 03:53 PM

Interesting idea.. well done!

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

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 04:04 PM

that is a really good looking box! love the inlays!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 06:13 PM

Very nice contrast and colors.

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 02:29 AM

A great looking box Ed, would love to see a photo of it opened up. You do great work!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 04:21 AM

Nice looking box: I love the colors and the way they go together. Inlayed with vinyl tile, eh? That’s different but obviously it works. Great job – I would say your experiment was very successful.


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#9 posted 09-02-2010 11:03 AM

very cool box. the colours compliment each other well :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#10 posted 09-02-2010 02:13 PM

Thank a lot, guys. Vinyl tiles come in a variety of patterns and textures, even fake wood grain that looks real. Good material for cheat boxes.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 09-04-2010 01:19 PM

Cool box, nice work on the inlay..

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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