The Phoenix

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Project by JoeyG posted 11-12-2011 02:45 AM 1617 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Phoenix is made from curly maple with bands of walnut and padauk. The handle is also padauk. The phoenix inlay is dyed epoxy. The bottom is cedar and mahogany. This box was commissioned right after I posted the dragon box. I am really enjoying the epoxy inlays. The more I experiment with it, the more I find that the possibilities are limitless.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 03:04 AM

Striking combination.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 11-12-2011 04:20 AM

You did a wonderful job, looks really super and I am sure will be around for a long time

-- Norman

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#4 posted 11-12-2011 04:27 AM

very well done

and stylish

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 11-12-2011 06:26 AM

Looks sweet! Good job man!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#6 posted 11-12-2011 08:26 AM

Thanks everyone. I had a tough call on this one. I have been sculpting my boxes and as I got the old grinder out and stepped back to look at this one it just seemed like in this case it would take away form the box. With the colors in the inlay, and the banding around the box, I just felt like it was finished. The banding is inlayed strips about 1/8 of an inch deep. There are also miter keys under the bands to help stabilize those corners. Over all I am pleased with this one. It was a good lesson in ” you don’t need to use every technique on every project.” Thanks for the kind words. Until next time…............

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 11-12-2011 09:55 AM

Very nice job with a tough inlay

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#8 posted 11-12-2011 11:36 AM

Nice job. I like that you went in to the handle with the inlay. Great job.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 11-12-2011 02:27 PM

You did a great job on that box. It’s beautiful.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 11-12-2011 03:58 PM

Handsome Box…. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 11-12-2011 03:58 PM

really nice work!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#12 posted 11-12-2011 04:07 PM

Sharp looking box, this is a real eye catcher, nice wood and fine craftsmanship with an artistic flair, nice job Joey, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 11-12-2011 04:38 PM

Nice one JOEY
I would like to see some of the process of the inlay ,something I would like to try.


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 11-12-2011 06:00 PM

@ Kiefer, I have some more inlays coming up. I know I have a peace sign in dyed epoxy and another cross that will be maple. I’ll see if I can do a blog about the process. I try to keep it simple and only use knife and chisel. I don’t fret about my lines being perfect, if I wanted that I would use a router. I have not tried to do a instructional blog before and it sounds like a challenge in and of it’s self.

Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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