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.