Curly Maple box

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Project by bbakaj posted 750 days ago 774 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project. Little treasure box built for my daughter out of curly maple. The red stain really brings out the patterns in the wood. The sides are ebonized with india ink.

-- "Beleive in those seeking the truth, doubt those who find it" - Andre Gide

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#1 posted 750 days ago

This is awesome. I love the red stain.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff

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#2 posted 749 days ago

Nicely done….. Great color contrast.

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#3 posted 746 days ago

bbakaj – can you give us some info on the india ink process? the black sides look really fantastic. Any info you could provide would be awesome!!

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#4 posted 746 days ago

That’s a beautiful box and I like the design.


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#5 posted 745 days ago

Nothing fancy…I just spread india ink on with a foam brush, let dry, and sprayed on a 4-5 coats of polyurethane.
India ink leaves a darker finish than stain, resembling ebony.

-- "Beleive in those seeking the truth, doubt those who find it" - Andre Gide

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