Wenge and purpleheart

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Project by JoeyG posted 10-30-2011 at 05:57 PM 1192 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is made of wenge for the sides and lid, with purpleheart miter keys and inlay. The bottom is made of cedar and has a cotton print fabric covering it. This one was a tough build. I do all my inlay with knife and chisel and I must say that wenge and purpleheart are both very hard to carve. I don’t remember how many times I stopped to sharpen, but I am pretty sure I have more time sharpening that doing any thing else. The finish is sprayed water based poly.

As always, thanks for looking.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 at 06:44 PM

I have always really liked both of those woods for a contrast color, however, you tyed them both of them together really well. Good Job

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 at 06:44 PM

Striking combination of woods.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 at 05:38 AM

Very nice combination. Both those woods are a bear to work with but the result is always worth the work.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 10-31-2011 at 08:43 PM

Beautiful and unique, well done!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 at 05:14 PM

Wow. I wouldn’t mind if this were my final resting place!

-- Marcos, California

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