Turquoise moon, and a question.

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Project by bigogre posted 09-21-2012 07:29 PM 1761 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Top is spalted hickory with turquoise inlay, sides are figured walnut. First go at inlay in 20 some years, alll in all it went pretty well.

The last pic is of the kerf hinge from woodcraft. Anyone ever use these? If so, got any tips to clean up the process a bit?

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 08:06 PM

Great inlay creativity. So natural looking and well executed.

-- Kenny

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 08:33 PM

Very nice inlay! I really like the use of the spalting as clouds.

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 09:30 PM

You have really found some unique and good looking pieces of wood to make your boxes. It really makes a big difference.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 09:35 PM

Beyond amazing!

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#5 posted 09-21-2012 10:13 PM

Another great looking box Big O. These have such wonderful visual appeal.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#6 posted 09-22-2012 01:44 AM

Thats great! Love it!

-- Roger

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#7 posted 09-22-2012 12:39 PM

Very nice – good eye

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#8 posted 09-22-2012 03:02 PM

Truley unique, and original. I can see natures picture captured in this piece.
And the box is well done too.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 09-22-2012 05:53 PM

Nice box. I’m not sure I understand the question, though. Could you expand on it?

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#10 posted 09-23-2012 12:58 AM

Maybe upload a picture with the lid open so we can see how you did the hinges from the inside.

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#11 posted 09-23-2012 06:07 AM

the question is in the installation of the kerf hinge. have any tips on installing them? Jigs used or anything like that would be helpful.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#12 posted 09-23-2012 05:11 PM

I have always found that a sharp knife and coming at the hinge prep from the side with your chisel rather gouging from the face helps. Beautiful box my friend

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