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Project by JT23325 posted 10-02-2012 10:36 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nice little box that I made from some end cuts I had left over form a few other projects. It was built as a utility box so I did not include any bells and whistles. Though I did line the inside with self adhisive felt paper.

The box is constructed from Cypress, Juniper, with Bloodwood inlays.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes





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#1 posted 10-02-2012 11:11 PM

Very nice box. there is always a good use for cutoffs and scraps. How tall is it?

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#2 posted 10-03-2012 01:03 AM

Nice! I like how you ‘framed’ the cypress with the bloodwood. How did you cut the slot around the cypress for the bloodwood inlay?

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#3 posted 10-03-2012 01:49 AM

Very nicely done

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#4 posted 10-03-2012 02:27 AM

Sweet looking box : )

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#5 posted 10-03-2012 03:19 AM

gfadvm,
The inlay was cut in with a dremel (since it was soft wood) with a mini router attachment and guide. I set the depth for 1/8th inch and cut the channels out. I used a chisel to square the corners and inserted the 1/8th inch strips I had on hand. I mitered the corners to flow with the box corners. Glued and clamped them in, and after an hour used a plate scraper to remove the access. (being careful not to gouge the much softer juniper and cypress.
Jeff

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#6 posted 10-03-2012 03:31 AM

Jeff, Thanks for the reply.

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#7 posted 10-03-2012 05:28 AM

great job and beautiful wood.

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#8 posted 10-03-2012 05:44 PM

I like it. Nothing fancy, but good solid workmanship. You let the wood grain do all the talking.

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