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Project by SisQMark posted 823 days ago 1359 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished with this box yesterday. It is made of canary wood & one piece of yellow heart in the back. It measures 4” X 4” X 2 1/4”. I inlaid the yin yang symbol in the top with epoxy. I routed it by hand with my dremel tool, however, the two holes are drilled with a forstner bit. It is felt lined in brown, 4 coats of tung oil & hand rubbed with paste wax. This is a consignment piece for a local shop so I wanted it to be as perfect as possible. The closure is two rare earth magnets. I sanded it to 1000 grit, man is it smooth! the wood grain in the top is really cool. Well I hope you like it, thanks for looking.
Mark~

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





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 823 days ago

Nice craftsmanship. You did a good job with the dremel tool and I love the grain of the top.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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stefang

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#2 posted 823 days ago

Looks great Mark. The top does look really smooth and beautiful. Good work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 823 days ago

It’s a nice box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JoeyG

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#4 posted 823 days ago

Nice job Mark. I like the Marbling in the black. What did you use to color the epoxy this time?

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 823 days ago

some gr8 colors in that top. very nicely done

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

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Dave

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#6 posted 823 days ago

There is perfect zen in your box. I hope they love it as well. Nice!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Martyroc

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#7 posted 823 days ago

That looks great Mark, I don’t think glass is that smooth, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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SisQMark

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#8 posted 823 days ago

Thanks guys for the nice comments. It really means a lot to me.
Joey, I ordered some color pigment from a place called Mudhole, they have some great stuff. they deal primarily in fishing pole building. Here is the link. http://www.mudhole.com/Shop-Our-Catalog/Paints-Pigments/CRB-Marbling-Pigment-Kit-2 This stuff is great, just a little drop of pigment goes along way. Check it out, you will be glad you did. Have a great day/ Easter.
Mark~

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

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JoeyG

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#9 posted 823 days ago

Thanks Mark, I am about to finish cleaning and painting my shop and have some idea’s on some more inlays. I give you a sneak peak of one of the sketches I’ve been working one. I want to expand on the grinch idea without some of the problems I had with that one. I will definatly give mudhole a look.

Here’s a pic of my sketch, it will be another of those multi-layered inlays.

I have also been thinking about a way to work metal into the inlay and I think this may be the one. I’ll let you know how it goes. May be about time for another blog.

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

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SisQMark

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#10 posted 822 days ago

Thanks Joey for the sneak peek, looks like another awesome inlay job in early stages. Ya do a blog! When we share each others knowledge with each other we all get smarter! And ya , that pigment is awesome. What they give you will last along time, well worth the money spent. I’ll be waiting for your next blog.
Mark~

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

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Philzoel

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#11 posted 822 days ago

I like inlays too. Can do unique stuff with epoxy. Nice work
.

I noticed some black bled at bottom of inlay. I prevent that with a spray on lacquer before poring epoxy.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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SisQMark

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#12 posted 822 days ago

Phil, thanks for the tip, I tried to sand it down. I got it as good as I could. I wonder if I tung oil it before I do the epoxy if that would help the bleed out any, what do you think?
Mark~

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

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Philzoel

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#13 posted 822 days ago

I think you want a hard drying lacquer. It needs to be a surface sealer not a penetrating oil.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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SisQMark

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#14 posted 822 days ago

Ok. If I use spray poly that should do it. Thank you for your help, I like to learn new tricks & techniques. Have a good evening Phil.
Mark~

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

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JoeyG

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#15 posted 821 days ago

I have only had bleeding using the inks I tried. So far I guess I have been lucky but I haven’t pre-sprayed with anything. I am always concerned with the epoxy sticking to the finish.

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

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