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Project by SisQMark posted 971 days ago 783 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all, here is the last thing I can make for Christmas this year. This is a present for my better half. This started as a chunk of walnut ( about 2” thick) that i’ve been holding onto for that special project. Well what better than a gift for the wife huh? I cut out the main body with my band saw, and commenced to sanding. I wanted this to be different from some of the other boxes that I’ve done, so I thought I would try inlay “Wood Whisperer style”. Thanks Marc for video on this subject. I inlayed the butterfly on the lid, & then the heart in the bottom. In my original idea I was going to put a dowel hinge with a magnet to keep it where it should go, but due to time constraints I abandoned that idea and just did a simple lid. That is why there is the two humps in the inside. I also wood burned around the butterfly as well as his body. The heart in the bottom of the box is so every time she opens this box she can think of me, you could say I put my heart into this piece. I sanded everything to a 400 grit, put some felt on the bottom, and put 4 coats of tung oil on to finish. It is 5” wide and 2 3/4” high. The woods used are, walnut, canary wood, yellow heart, padauk & red gum. Thanks for looking & Merry Christmas to all of you.

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





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JL7

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#1 posted 971 days ago

This is really beautiful – I think she will love it. Nice choice of materials and the inlay is awesome…...

Merry Christmas.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#2 posted 971 days ago

Nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#3 posted 971 days ago

very nice project. inlays are also super

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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