Copper on Box

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Project by MrEdd posted 03-08-2011 07:35 PM 1393 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve wanted to combine minerals with wood in some manner for several years and finally decided the time was right. I searched online and found plans for a duplicator that used a trim router. The web site said the total cost of the project should be under $200, $500 latter I had my duplicator!

I make a mold in plaster of paris and then cut the shape of the mineral, copper in this case, into the lid of the box. I glue the mineral in place after the lid has been sized and finished. These are the first two boxes I have attempted and they turned out OK but I hope to do better in the future.

The third picture also shows a brand I had made to burn into some of my work. I wanted a tree with my name in-bedded and I think the artist did a great job. If anyone else is interested I will be glad to forward his name and email info. I paid $110 total for the brand. He did ten or so sketches, I picked my favorites and he then did another 10 or so. The final two were picked and he again did several versions and I picked the one I liked. I also have a jpeg and a gif file of the brand to use on business cards or whatever else I want.

-- Ed, Artistry in Wood

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#1 posted 03-08-2011 08:46 PM

Very nice! I really like the darker band around the lid in the second box. Nice contrast.

-- Don

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