Walnut box with Turquoise accents

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Project by fisherdoug09 posted 01-19-2013 01:01 PM 18079 views 24 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at doing Turquoise inlay and it was quite a learning process. Started out trying epoxy and it was way to thick and took for ever to cure. After searching many articles on the internet and read blogs from other LJ members on their inlay process I finally figured out CA glue is the way to go. I brought the walnut from a local supplier and they sell it as rustic Walnut. Having knots, checks and even some worm activity the wood is perfect for doing small amounts of inlay. I am always looking for comments and suggestions so please feel free to leave your ideas. Thanks Doug Sorry for the double posting still figuring out how to post pictures.

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 01:19 PM

I love the box and the corner splines what a great design!

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 01:26 PM

great looking box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 01:48 PM

Looks great, but more pictures would be nice—particularly of your interesting splines. What are the other woods and the size?

Okay, this takes care of more pictures, and confirms a very nicely done job. But, I’m still curious about your interesting splines and the size.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 02:07 PM

Thanks Hillbilly, I guess I need to be more specific. The splines are Maple and Purpleheart. And the size is 10 3/4” wide x 6” deep and 2”. Doug

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 02:40 PM

Again Man, you do beautiful work! Very jealous of your talent. I love the splines and the inlay.

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#6 posted 01-19-2013 02:50 PM

Beautiful !! I love the spline design and color combination.
And obviously your craftsmanship materialized the outstanding box.

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 03:56 PM

This has it all great wood super details and a super design.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 04:12 PM

Excellent work, really turned out great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 05:35 PM

Beautiful box.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#10 posted 01-19-2013 06:57 PM

A real beauty with a lot of character.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 01:56 AM

Really cool. Where did you get your turquoise? I’d love to try this too, but haven’t found the right project.

-- Regehr & Sons Woodcraft

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 07:51 AM

Doug, congrats! The turquoise looks great! I really like the double splines too. Very unique. I have never seen that before. What will it be used for? Fly tying materials perhaps? :)

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 11:17 AM

I really like your look on these

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

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#14 posted 01-20-2013 02:38 PM

Beautiful box. The splines are very creative!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#15 posted 01-21-2013 02:59 PM

Awesome box, the combination of wood is great as well as the finish and the design is well thought of.


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