Box for Oil Pastels

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Project by Olivierj posted 661 days ago 787 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has started to get back into her art, and as of late has been enjoying using oil pastels. To help keep them from rubbing together in the box she was storing them in, I made this box for her.

The box is read oak, and I took my first shot at a veneer inlay. The trays are pine.

Dimensions 12” x 8” x 4”.

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#1 posted 661 days ago

Very nice job. The inlays look great.

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

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#2 posted 661 days ago

Like that a lot. Good job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 661 days ago

Great looking box. The fluted trays look like they would have taken some time to do. The inlay on the top looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 661 days ago

Beautiful job on that inlay. it is a real eye catcher!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#5 posted 661 days ago

Nice box ! For a first try at inlay, I’d say you should be very pleased. I’ll bet the art stores don’t sell anything remotely as nice.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 660 days ago

Wonderful box the inlay came out very good, oak is a very difficult wood to inlay, good job.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 659 days ago

Caught my eye. Wow! nice work. Looks like you laminated a veneer in the marqrtry?

Wanted to do an artist box for my friend who just had his first gallery show. Tood me “It would be pearles (sp?) before swine.” LOL! Still thinking about what to give him as a functional and personal tool. I’m sure your with said “Wow!” as well.

For woodworkers it means “I wish I’d made that!” a quote from David Savage master woodworker.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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