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Project by JoeyG posted 10-15-2011 11:55 PM 1358 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project that will lead to a lot more I hope. The box is mahogany, with maple keys, and a maple handle. The inlay is my first attempt at using a colored epoxy. I am very happy with the inlay and cannot wait to experiment with the technique some more. The bottom is cedar.

Thanks for looking

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks





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kjwoodworking

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 01:15 AM

Looks good to me. The inlay looks cool too.

I’ve never used a colored epoxy. How hard was it to do?

-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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woodzy

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#2 posted 10-16-2011 01:25 AM

The whole project looks like it went well.
Your design, materials and excecution are all bang on.

-- Anthony

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 10-16-2011 02:02 AM

Very nice box. Is there a web reference to find out more about the epoxy inlay technique?. The live edge maple handle is a great feature. thanks for sharing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 10-16-2011 03:14 AM

Great job I love working with epoxy and coloring it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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kiefer

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 03:58 PM

Very nice from carving to inlay and handle
great job JOEY

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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mnpete

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 11:24 PM

Very nice work all around! I’ve never used color epoxy either. Is there a good tutorial anywhere that you used, or maybe a book?

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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JoeyG

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#7 posted 10-17-2011 12:08 AM

I did a little research online, but didn’t come up with much more than a idea. So I found some epoxy dyes from inlace and went to work. The biggest issue I had was with bubbles. I simply reapplied the epoxy and repeated the process. When I try a new process I tend to learn just enough to get me in trouble and then find a way to get out of it LOL

here is where I got my dye and just used my normal epoxy

http://www.inlaceonline.com/

Thanks for the kind comments

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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