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Project by MontanaBob posted 11-26-2012 07:57 PM 1707 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Purple Heart & Maple Box…with inlays…12”x 7”x 5”, stop hinges, black felt liner, three coats of lacquer..The diamond inlay is the first inlay pattern I’ve made…After seeing how Patron makes his beautiful inlays, I think I will pick it up notch. Thanks for looking…

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future





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KennyBuildit

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 08:45 PM

I’m a fan of the curly maple and have a bit left over from a project I’m finishing up, probably wait till i’m a little more skilled before trying something of THIS level of detail.

Seriously looks great, thanks for sharing.

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 08:53 PM

Nice looking box. I haven’t done inlays yet, but it’s coming.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 09:05 PM

Very nice looking box! Great Job On It!
Love the inlays, thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 09:19 PM

Vibrant colors. I like it a lot.

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 10:00 PM

Outstanding job!!! Very nicely done!

-- Mike

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RVroman

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 10:02 PM

One of my favorite wood combinations. I love it, very well done!

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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madts

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 10:41 PM

Job well done.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 11-26-2012 10:55 PM

W O W !

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

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shipwright

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#9 posted 11-26-2012 10:56 PM

Nice one Bob. Good work on the inlays, especially for a first time. I also like the way you stuck with the diamond theme even to the handle.

If I had one picky comment it might be that I think it may have looked a bit better if the inner diamond on the handle stayed parallel with the outer one…...... but that’s just being picky.

Beautiful box.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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MontanaBob

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#10 posted 11-26-2012 11:01 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments…shipwright…I was going to make the diamonds parallel…but I thought if they weren’t it would make people look twice to see if what they were looking at was really there…LOL

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#11 posted 11-26-2012 11:29 PM

Hey Bob this is very,very VERY cool box great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Wazy

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#12 posted 11-26-2012 11:43 PM

Really fine work… love it! Since the beginning of inlays has now been shown …. man have you set the bar high for the next one. Just great! Wally

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#13 posted 11-26-2012 11:57 PM

Love the craftsmanship! Very nice job!!

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shipwright

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#14 posted 11-27-2012 12:15 AM

OK Bob, You got me looking.
Mission accomplished!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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robert triplett

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#15 posted 11-27-2012 12:27 AM

I think you did a good job. I liked the explanation behind the placement of the diamonds. You are either a person who plans ahead or a quick thinker! Great color combinations and just the right amount of each.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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