Cross Heart Box

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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 12-20-2011 06:31 AM 1293 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box as a gift for a family member. Wood used is paduak. I engraved the heart and cross with a Dremel tool then filled it with epoxy mixed with stone-like granules. On the inside of the lid is a 5×7 inch photo taken about 65-years ago.

This is the first time making a box like this and the first time trying any kind of inlay work.


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#1 posted 12-20-2011 06:42 AM

nice. I have wanting to fiddle with some resin to see what I can create.

-- " If it wont fit just hit it harder "

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 03:17 PM

I am not normally a big fan of that type if inlay, but this one is very nice. I just love simple little boxes like this with just the right touch of artistic touch. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 04:38 PM

Good job. Really looks nice. Someone will be mighty proud of that gift

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 04:38 PM

Nice inlay.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 04:57 PM

Well done—Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 05:29 PM

Nice job! Great hinges!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#7 posted 12-20-2011 07:34 PM

really well done!

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

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#8 posted 12-21-2011 01:14 AM

Good Job. The wood looks dark and rich.

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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#9 posted 12-21-2011 03:51 AM

The inlays are very nice. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 12-21-2011 04:16 AM

This is a wonderful box and a great design.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-21-2011 04:53 AM

Very nice first box. What kind of epoxy did you use? I have been wanting to try this but I don’t know what kind to get. Nice inlay too.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#12 posted 12-21-2011 07:10 AM

Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments.

SisQMark, I used the Loctite two part epoxy with stone flakes purchased through our local woodcraft store. There are Inlace kits available but I saved money buying the epoxy seperate from the stone flakes.


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#13 posted 12-21-2011 08:13 AM

Cool, I’ll have to give it a try, thanks.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#14 posted 12-21-2011 06:58 PM

I’m gonna try that inlay technique! I’ve dyed epoxy before but never thought of adding aggregate. Looks beautiful.

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