|Project by grizzman||posted 10-29-2011 09:17 PM||1647 views||0 times favorited||27 comments|
this is a gift box for my very good friend Doug in kaysville Utah, its for his son Jeff who is now living in Alaska, this box is made from many different woods, the main box is made from walnut and pecan, the top of the box which has 4 inlays is made of red cedar, the inlays are, the shape of Alaska is blood wood, the two salmon are padauk set in a black epoxy background they are all inlayed into dogwood, which is a very beautiful white wood, and as we move onto the front of the box, the drawers are made of walnut with a pecan drawer bottom, the drawer fronts are made from Tasmanian eucalyptus burl with a padauk trim around the outside. this box also has a secret surprise, a small hidden place that sets behind the 2 drawers, its a hinged piece of cherry with 2 small areas that some folded money could be put into it, that small hinged piece is cherry and walnut. the side handles are padauk. also on the boxes top is a 1/8 inlay of padauk that goes all the way around the boxes top, so in counting there are 7 types of wood used here, this was a very fun build, i used my new inlay router that i got from Stewart McDonald, its powered by my dremel motor, i used a 1/8 spiral upcut bit for the inlay work and hogged out the main part of the inlay with a 1/2 straight bit in my larger plunge router, thank you for taking the time to look at this piece, as always i enjoy all of your comments…grizzman.p.s. i forgot the drawer handles are moose antler….
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