small box, purpleheart, yellowheart

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Project by coloradoclimber posted 12-22-2007 08:05 PM 2540 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small box for a xmas present. purpleheart and yellowheart. Bloodwood inlays in the top. The inlays extend over the edge of the box lid and are raised about a 1/16 above the surface of the lid. I was trying to go for a more tactile result. I cut the grooves for the inlays on the table saw.

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 08:10 PM

well done , the inlays are a nice touch .

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#2 posted 12-22-2007 09:00 PM

The receiver of this gift will be pleased. Another beautiful box.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#3 posted 12-22-2007 09:00 PM

Sweet, I like it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-22-2007 09:04 PM

Nice. I am still trying to get a hold of extending the trim, though.

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#5 posted 12-22-2007 09:44 PM

Great looking box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 12-22-2007 09:49 PM

I personally just can’t warm up to yellowheart, but the creativity and the construction are outstanding.

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

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#7 posted 12-23-2007 01:06 AM

You’ve been a very busy guy. It would take weeks to crank out that many boxes and months to make them look that good.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#8 posted 12-23-2007 01:24 AM

Nice looking box! Interesting use of the extended trim, I don’t believe I have run across that before.

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#9 posted 12-23-2007 01:55 AM

Very nicely done colorado

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 12-23-2007 10:55 AM

Looks good – are you planning on leaving the inlays overhanging?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 12-23-2007 06:38 PM

Thanks all for the positive comments.

Charlie, I agree on the yellowheart. I was never a big fan until I saw Dan's project using yellowheart and wenge. I really liked the contrast. I didn’t have any wenge but I did have some purpleheart and walnut. I don’t think I like mine quite as well. The darker wenge seems to highlight the yellowheart better.

As for extending and raising the trim. Hell I don’t know, I was trying to be artistic :). I wanted to play with the idea of a raised inlay but decided to start small. I’m planning on leaving it raised and extended. The inlay is bloodwood and I think there is about a zero chance of it getting broken off. Bloodwood is very tough.

thanks again all

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#12 posted 12-23-2007 06:54 PM

Well done, a nice contrast between the woods. Good job. I am sure Don will give his blessing to this box.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#13 posted 01-11-2008 06:46 AM

Very creative design. I like it!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#14 posted 01-11-2008 10:02 AM

Excellent little box!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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