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4-Leaf Clover Box

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 996 days ago 1328 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest box. The exterior sides are Black Walnut, sculptured with my Dremel tool, the interior walls are Burly Maple, and the top lid is Birch with the 4-leaf clover being a Mahogany veneer inlay. The interior bottom is lined with black felt. This is my first attempt at doing inlay, and the 4-leaf clover is still very slightly proud of the surface, but I could not get it in any further.. I guess I should have routed the recess a slight bit deeper, but I had no choice to leave it as is because it was such a tight fit that I cannot take it back out without breaking it. Live and learn. It still looks OK the way it is, at least in my mind.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.





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shipwright

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#1 posted 996 days ago

Nice effort Trev, especially for a first try on the inlay.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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peteg

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#2 posted 996 days ago

I’m with Paul here Trev, great result 1st up, some nice looking timber there

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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tomd

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#3 posted 996 days ago

Nice looking box. Unique side treatment.

-- Tom D

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58j35bonanza

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#4 posted 995 days ago

Actually, I like how the clover is raised above the surface. It gives it some depth.

-- Chuck

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rance

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#5 posted 995 days ago

Nice job with the clover and the side treatments. Did you consider a small low-angle block plane for bringing the clover down to the surface of the lid? Just a thought. I’m not saying it needs it, I kinda like it being raised.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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FloridaArt

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#6 posted 995 days ago

I like it! Looks very sturdy.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Trev_Batstone

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#7 posted 995 days ago

rance, to answer your question, No, I can’t do that because the mahogany (clover) veneer is paper-thin. I glued it to a piece of 1/8” birch ply for the inlay. If I was to plane it down, the mahogany would be gone and just be a piece of birch ply showing.. much better to leave it as is. Thanks for your thought though, appreciated!

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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grizzman

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#8 posted 987 days ago

i think you did a great job here, yes when you do an inlay , most of the time they are flush, but this is wood working, to me its an individual art form…and your piece being a bit proud is just fine…, next time you will do i a bit differently and you will be a bit happier with what you learned, in the mean time enjoy your beautiful box…and we will enjoy it too, its a very beautiful box…makes me want to make another one right now…...im a boxaholic myself…lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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