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Project by 3Gwoodguy posted 12-31-2011 04:22 PM 992 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple keepsake box with ALOT of epoxy inlay. This was a fun project for me. It was a colaborative effort with my niece coming up with the design and me buiding it. It is for her sisters (my niece) wedding. A few coats of clear shellac is the finish.

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





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JoeyG

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 04:25 PM

That’s a really nice gift. Another example that with the epoxy, the sky is the limit. Great job.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 04:41 PM

Thanks Joey! had a few air bubble issues. Not completely resolved. My next attempt I plan on trying the acetone spray technique. I learned that the heat technique can discolor (but it does bring the bubbles to the top) This was a lot of epoxy. Fun project.

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

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LittlePaw

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 06:23 PM

You hit the nail on the head when you talked about the things and techniques we discover in every project! That is one of the top reasons why I love working and making things with wood. My neighbor who loves tinkering with cars asked me to get involved with him on working on cars. I almost chased him out of my shop! I MAKe something beautiful (at least I think so), unusual – even one-of-a-kind, can be passed down to others, and I don’t get grease under my finger nails! Working on cars is just fixing others’ problems! :) :0 :) Oh, good job!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 07:19 AM

A great gift, well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 10:16 PM

3GWoodguy – can you tell me what you used for the blue coloring? I’m going to be doing an epoxy inlay project, and I need some Dodger blue. This would be just about right.

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3Gwoodguy

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 10:44 PM

......i think it was a mother of pearl acrylic blue paint…..doesnt take much paint to color the epoxy. Like 5-1 epoxy to paint

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

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 12:07 AM

Great job.

-- Todd

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