Small boxes with inlayed images in lid.

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Project by Jim Finn posted 01-09-2012 06:44 PM 1528 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making lots of these cedar and oak boxes with images inlayed into the hinged lids .I use a “double bevel inlay” method. Boxes measure 11”x8” x 2 1/2”. I have over 75 different designs I make. 95% are cedar with poplar inlay. I sell these at street fairs and festivals here in West Texas so I do a lot of western stuff. Most popular is the Mason logo and the Methodist logo.

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 06:50 PM

Wow these are wonderful examples of inlay.

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 09:46 PM

Nice work. How thick is the material that you are double bevel cutting?

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 09:50 PM

Very nice work. Did you make your own templates? What material do you use for them?

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 09:51 PM

3/8” Cedar and 3/8” poplar. Finished thickness > 3/8” What material for the templates? Masonite. I just use a red pencil to mark the outline on the light colored wood. The images with internal lines like this horse head I use carbon paper to mark the poplar.

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 08:21 PM

That Fleur De Lis box is exactly what I want to make for my wife, seeing she’s from Louisiana and all. I’d love to learn how to do inlays. Any good websites with information on how to do this?

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 09:58 PM <<<
...........................................This is just one of the sites that talk about how to do this. You can do a search for “double bevel inlay” or “Double bevel marquetry” and find more.

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