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Project by Mikesawdust posted 04-22-2011 06:18 PM 2608 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first comissioned project, it was a direct result of the Memorial project and I also used it as a test to check my costs as the first box I made took forever to get right. I tried a few new things with this box. First I laser cut the badge for inlay, this while easier may not be cost effective. Then I decided to try angling the joint between the top and the bottom at about 30 degrees, this is a mixed result; I like it but it limits the type of hinge I can use and I had to camfer the edges. I installed bloodwood splines on the joints and angled them, I varied the angle from 30 degrees for the upper and lower to 15 degrees for the center two, It gave an effect I liked. Finally I used leather to line the interior top and bottom edged with rosewood and installed a small tray also rosewood. Because of the hinge problem above I routed a 90 degree cut in the back at the joint so the lid will stop against the box at just over 90 degrees.

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 07:08 PM

Very nice work! I love the wood where the ribbon look is seen where the two halves join. Is it walnut? The inlay work is great. I personaly would never attempt something like it for fear my brain would explode. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 07:33 PM

Geeze, Mike. This one is every bit as nice as the last ones. Great work!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 11:07 PM

very nice looking box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 12:58 AM

Thanks, Yes its walnut, and I really was suprised and happy about the ribboning effect being in the joint. The inlay was done with PSA veneer and is easy to work with, just a lot of time to get all the wreath in. Honestly though the stars are a bigger headache each point is mahogany on one side and alder on the other, it takes a lot of file work to do final shaping.

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#6 posted 04-23-2011 09:51 PM

Yet another fine box, Your inventive design with variations adds real interest to this project, the wood choice and work on the inlay is excellent, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 04-30-2014 11:15 PM

Awesome work

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