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This one was a jewelry box for an EOD troop. The case is Caribbean rosewood with the top made of figured ash. I did the EOD badge inlayed on the top and then lined the interior with Black silk. The interior has two book matched trays,
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#1 posted 04-22-2011 07:30 PM
Mike, that box is exquisite! The wood choices are wonderful. Is this one for an auction, too? Can’t decide which ones I like the best. All of them are so nice. Your work exhibits great skill and attention to detail.
-- 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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#2 posted 04-22-2011 07:56 PM
wow this is a beautiful box, the inlay is fantastic, you should feel proud for doing such a great job, thanks for sharing it with us…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
#3 posted 04-22-2011 09:11 PM
This one was commisioned, I used the proceeds to help cover the cost for the auction boxes. I did learn coving rosewood with a table saw is really hard in the blade. The troop I made it for wanted it as dark a wood as I could find, I later discovered Wenge is a lot darker. She was very happy with the result though.
As far as the inlay, I had this one cutout by laser and used the PSA type veneer, so it just took a lot of patience. I would be too embarassed to show the first 2 or 3 tries at different methods and I gave away the first two tries at this method. I am trying to keep each box very distinct, the badge is the one thing I can’t get much variation.
Thank you for the praise on these, I spend a lot of time marvelling at the talent of the woodworker on lumberjocks and trying to copy the methods I find here. I owe a lot of the success with the design to the people on this site I have taken as inspiration (ruthlessly copied any idea I could incorporate into the design:-)).
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#4 posted 04-22-2011 11:11 PM
another great looking box, what did you use to make the feet?
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#5 posted 04-23-2011 12:40 AM
The feet were actually from FWW mag, the face shape is done on a router to a long pice of stock. Then I cut four lenths about 6 inches. Next I drilled a whole at a fixed point from each end and the same hieght. I made a small themplate for the shape and held it in place withe a pice of dowel through the whole to mark the shape on the flat side of the stock, cutting that with the jig saw. Once that;s done the pices were cut at a set lenth from the end with a mitter saw and each set was glued together. It sounds complicated but is rather easy and looks really good. I did have the bennifit of a doulble mitter framing saw and a framing press nailer, that really helped. I also found if you round over the top edge of the stock about 1/6” and slice the top one blade width, removing the material all the way from the rear top top the rounded chamfer on the front top, but leaving the roundover- When you finish the corners will fit against the box perfectly for alignment. I know what I just wrote is probably indecipherable, I’ll try and track down the issue number on the leg design.
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#6 posted 04-23-2011 09:40 PM
Another Beautiful and Tasteful Box, I like the feet also, and the wood choice and inlay work, very nice indeed, I am thinking on trying some feet myself, they add a real completion to the box, elegant look, thanks for sharing ps. yes more explanation would help me, with pics lols
-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing
#7 posted 04-25-2011 10:15 PM
Making ogee bracket feet
Step 1: get a blank aproximately 1×2x24, and route a concave down one of the 2’ sides the complete lent, making sure to leave the top and bottom edges intact (this will later be the face of your legs!
Step 2: From what is not the back of you blank choose the edge which will later become the top of the foot and remove one blade with about 1/16 from completely through (the picture explains it better)
Step 3, cut you blank into four sections, about 6 inches each
Step 4, Make a template. This will be from 1/8” ply or anything else that you prefer. it will 3’x2’. Frirst Mark a spot about 3/4 inch from the long side and 1-1/2” from the short side (the exact measurement isn’t that inportant as long as you can duplicate it later. Drill a 1/4” hole here.
Step 5 Cut the template aproximately as shown with the jig saw(remember the larger side is the top of the template
Step 6 Make the matching holes measureing from each end of you blank (make sure you keep the top in the right direction, once all the holes are drilled place a piece of 1/4 inch dowel in the wholes of the blanks from the rear and use this to align your template, Mark the outlint and cut them in the jigsaw
Step 7 Cut each piece in half making sure to keep them paired. Each set will be mittered together.
I hope this is understandable
#8 posted 04-25-2011 10:29 PM
Please note the sizes above are an example, I think My legs are about 1” tall and 1/2” thick, but I’ve seem axamples up to 4” tall on Chests and other furninture. Fine woodworking has a great guide to these and I’ll try to get back to you with the issue and page info. The piece I cut from the top is something I started doing for aligning them easier on the box.
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#9 posted 04-26-2011 11:20 AM
Well done Great post!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
#10 posted 04-26-2011 04:06 PM
@ Mikesawdust——Thanks for the excellent explanation of the leg construction, that is very considerate and informative, going to give that a try in the future, now I have detailed plans, thanks again
#11 posted 04-26-2011 06:16 PM
I hope you find them easy to produce, I am lucky to have access to the equipment I use. The dual mitter framing saw and an under pinner for framing work great on the feet. I couldn’t find an on-line source that discribes the process on these in a public forum, I’ll get the reference for FWW though.
#12 posted 04-30-2011 04:26 PM
If you can get a copy of FWW issue 119, page 79 has a good description on making the ogee bracket feet. Issue 21 page 62 shows another way of doing it, basically they miter and join the wood into a frame first, then do all the router shaping to the outside. then they cut it into four pices and finish at the scoll saw, I might try this wasy and see if ir makes it easier.
#13 posted 04-30-2011 04:31 PM
I also used these feet on the display cabinet, note that I added a center foot on that case just mirroring the shape to make sure I had enough support across the front.
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#14 posted 11-26-2013 03:51 AM
Hey Mike, I am the Event Coordinator for the EOD Warrior Foundation and am putting together a list of individuals to request items for donation at the EOD Auction this May. I saw your wood work and I have to say I am really impressed. Would you be interested in donating a piece for this years EOD Memorial Weekend? You can reach me via email at email@example.com
Thank you for your consideration and again, you have some amazing wood work displayed here!
Have a great Holiday Season!
#15 posted 11-27-2013 10:47 PM
Melissa, I’ll contact you by email, but yes I plan to build something this year.
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