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Project by bryano posted 03-23-2008 03:45 AM 1337 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this box was done for fun and practice. I found some mahogany bace moulding at a place that I reclaim wood from. the top is my first atempt at inlay. the inlay is walnut.

-- bryano





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#1 posted 03-23-2008 03:48 AM

This is a very nice box. I like the design of it. What type of finish did you put on it?

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#2 posted 03-23-2008 03:51 AM

I poured some lacquer on a rag and wiped it on.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 03-23-2008 03:59 AM

Not too bad for a first attempt: it looks like you have been doing it a while. Mahogany is a wood I love to work with, but my wallet does not like to part with the money. Nice use of reclaimed wood!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 03-23-2008 04:15 AM

Thanks Brian. I try to use all reclaimed wood if possible. If its not possible there is a sawmill near me that has more than reasonable prices on shorts, (mostly mahogany). I believe that we live only an hour or so apart, im in Easton Pa. , About 20 minutes from Dorney Park on interstate 78. I’ll try to find the name of the sawmill if you are interested.

-- bryano

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#5 posted 03-23-2008 04:29 AM

Pretty good. I like the design of the lid.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-23-2008 05:41 AM

Thanks Gary. Its made with six 3/4” wide 1/4 thick strips of walnut. the recess for the inlay was done with a router and cleaned up the corners with a chisel

-- bryano

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#7 posted 03-23-2008 06:34 AM

Nice little box Bryano. the Mahogany is beautiful.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 03-23-2008 11:32 AM

Good job. The miters look spot-on.

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#9 posted 03-23-2008 01:31 PM

Hi Bryano;

I too was noticing the accuracy of the miters

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Happy Easter .
Lee

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#10 posted 03-23-2008 01:55 PM

quite a nice box bryano . i really like mohogany . ive never paired walnut with it before but it looks great in the pic . i guess ill have to give it a try thanks

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#11 posted 03-23-2008 02:43 PM

I like the way you saved the Character for the front of the box.

-- Thuan

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#12 posted 03-23-2008 06:52 PM

thank you LJs for all the kind coments. Thanks Lee, your a good friend

-- bryano

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#13 posted 03-24-2008 10:02 PM

Nice job and good practice!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#14 posted 03-24-2008 10:36 PM

Very nice Bryan.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 03-26-2008 01:25 AM

Thanks Blake, Thanks Karson

-- bryano

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