First box

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Project by grego posted 07-05-2011 05:34 PM 986 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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You have to start somewhere… This was originally meant to be a naturally finished alder pen & pencil box made with hand cut finger joints. The sawing didn’t go as accurately as I imagined, so I did a lot of filling in with sawdust and glue, then painted and decorated the box to hide the ugliness. My daughter snapped it up so it now holds her sunglasses and waitressing tips.

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 01:41 AM

I did a box a lot like this one, it looks like,
Is yours an inlay? If so, is that silver?

-- -Joshuah

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 04:57 PM

Josh, I love your one – the rosewood inlay looks great! How did you carve out the recess in the maple so cleanly?

Unfortunately no, my decoration isn’t inlay. It’s silver acrylic paint.

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