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Project by LarryH posted 1424 days ago 1107 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my favorite jewelry box I have made thus far.
It was my first time working with Paduak – and I learned a couple things about this beautiful, but “messy” wood. As with most darker woods, when I was sanding this inlay, the paduak sawdust got a little ground into the adjacent maple and mahogany wood. Oh well, with some additional sanding I got most of it out… But then came the “fun” part – Paduak bleeds when it is finished – at least with shellac. So, I had to go back and pull the finish off and start again. This time I finished the the lighter woods first and then came back and finished the paduak.





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dustyal

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#1 posted 1424 days ago

Beautiful piece. Nice work… your extra work paid off.

I haven’t used Paduak but if I do, I will better understand what is happening. Thanks for the comments.

I really like your design. It gives a 3D look… I assume it is flat? How about a picture with lid up?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1424 days ago

Fantastic looking box…. I sure would like to see more photos.

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

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degoose

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#3 posted 1424 days ago

From one Larry to another… nice work…and welcome…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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SPalm

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#4 posted 1424 days ago

Nice design. Looks great from here.

Welcome to LJs
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 1424 days ago

Very nice inlay work and design. GO GATORS!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Chip

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#6 posted 1424 days ago

I feel your pain with sanding the Paduak. Had the same problem on one of my pieces. Yours came out beautifully. I wouldn’t mind seeing some more pics too. I always like to see what’s going on with it open. Regardless, the design and craftsmanship on this are great Larry and thanks for sharing it with us!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1424 days ago

great box and inlay work !

I just used Paduak in a Cutting Board for the first time as well. Same thing happened to me as well a little bleeding on the Rock Maple. Working through that now. Thx for the post!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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LarryH

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#8 posted 1424 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words… The top of the box is flat and unfortunately really doesn’t look 3D in person… I’ll add a photo of the inside of the box as well.

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deon

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#9 posted 1423 days ago

cool box. nice 3 d effect

-- Dreaming patterns

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 1423 days ago

I really don’t like this box – if you will sent it to me I promise that I will dispose of it :-)).
Seriously, it is really well designed. I love Paduak, but it’s best used by itself, not mixed with other woods. Nice inlay.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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