Fathers Day Box

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Project by Mattyb22 posted 06-20-2011 02:40 AM 1343 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my second box. This one I made for my Dad for Fathers Day last year. It was my first attempt at inlay, albeit pretty simple, but I think it came out pretty nice. Most importantly, my Dad loved it! The top is birdseye maple with purpleheart inlays and the casing is made of Brazilian Cherry with White Guayana Rosewood miter keys. The top is hinged with a copper rod and I lined it with blue velvet. I finished it with several layers of semi-gloss poly and sanded with 0000 steel wool in between coats. Thanks for looking and, as always, all comments are welcome!

-- Matt, Boca Raton, Florida, "I excel at making sawdust!"

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 03:17 AM


-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 03:30 AM

I agree with Kevin. Fantastic

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 03:33 AM

Absolutely Beautiful!! Excellent job on the inlay. Finish is fantastic also. Keep up the great work.

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 03:38 AM

Looks awesome form here!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 05:26 AM

Terrific box, the birdseye top realy strands out, color and grain are great, well done.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 06-20-2011 06:33 AM

That’s a beautiful box. A fitting use of that amazing Birdseye maple. Nice work on the inlay too.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#7 posted 06-20-2011 01:59 PM

Very nice Matt! I love the birds-eye.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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#8 posted 06-20-2011 11:58 PM

Beautiful Box!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#9 posted 07-12-2011 06:18 AM

that’s a beauty!


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