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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.
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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.
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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.
#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.
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#5 posted 03-23-2008 04:29 AM
Pretty good. I like the design of the lid.
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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
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#7 posted 03-23-2008 06:34 AM
Nice little box Bryano. the Mahogany is beautiful.
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#8 posted 03-23-2008 11:32 AM
Good job. The miters look spot-on.
Lee A. Jesberger
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#9 posted 03-23-2008 01:31 PM
I too was noticing the accuracy of the miters
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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.
#12 posted 03-23-2008 06:52 PM
thank you LJs for all the kind coments. Thanks Lee, your a good friend
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#13 posted 03-24-2008 10:02 PM
Nice job and good practice!
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#14 posted 03-24-2008 10:36 PM
Very nice Bryan.
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#15 posted 03-26-2008 01:25 AM
Thanks Blake, Thanks Karson
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