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Project by Tokolosi posted 01-20-2013 09:04 PM 957 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an experiment. I took a piece of 1/2” mahogany and sliced it into four sections using my jigsaw. the lines were arbitrary. Using narrow strips of maple I glued it back together. I really liked how it turned out. An inlay but not quite. Maybe there is a term for this, I dont know. Regardless I turned it into a lid for a box. Mahogany and walnut with aromatic cedar base. Added a half mortice lock (another first for me). All the joints is half lapped and the corners mitered. Finished with Danish oil and Poly.

Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed.

-- “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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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 10:01 PM

Very nicely done. I have been thinking of doing that exact same thing.

I think this technique is, now, called Tokolosizing a piece of wood! The box looks great and the lid just adds a lot to it.

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

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EmeraldDragon

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 10:04 PM

Beautiful work. Great inspiration! I can’t wait to get back to the states so I can start doing some serious woodworking again!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 10:08 PM

Beautiful work!

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 10:28 PM

I really like how it turned out too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 11:20 PM

Nice box clean and simple lines highlight the design of the lid
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 01-21-2013 01:49 AM

I like it a lot. Why didn’t I think of that….

Click for details: Mahogany Box With Wavy Accents

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 01-21-2013 02:06 AM

Very nice! Did you have to clean up the jigsaw cuts before sandwiching the walnut strips and glueing?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Tokolosi

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#8 posted 01-21-2013 02:40 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.

Charlie you humbled me, that piece is you made is so beautiful!! One day when I grow up….

-- “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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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 01-21-2013 02:56 AM

C’mon…yours is every bit as good as mine. When I saw it, I thought to myself, “Great minds think alike!”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Tokolosi

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#10 posted 01-21-2013 04:03 AM

You are too gracious, thank you. Its like my dear Mum says; there is nothing new under the sun, just how you interpret it. One of the reasons I love LJ”s is that I learn so much from all you guys.

-- “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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Roger

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#11 posted 01-21-2013 12:03 PM

This is really kool. I like the way you wrapped the edging around the top. When I first seen the pic, I scratched me head for a minute, then, I realized and seen what you did. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 01-21-2013 02:13 PM

It turned out very nice. Good work and congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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tamboti

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#13 posted 01-21-2013 07:40 PM

Tokolosi Baie baie mooi paar van jou voriges gemis alles baie mooi. I am only starting to see the light so to speak as I have had so much work and am just able to chime in now and then. Groete uit ‘n baie warm Pretoria

-- Africa is not for sissies

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Tokolosi

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#14 posted 01-21-2013 10:22 PM

Thanks all for the kind words.

@gfadvm: Lets just say a jigsaw is not a presicion tool. No matter waht the tool manufacturers may otherwise alledge. I used the finest blade I had, had the piece well supported and clamped and still had some roughness and furry edges but not too much. Some 220 grit paper took care of that. I think the consistency of the mahogany, not being all that hard helped. I will not try it with something like Bubinga without a bandsaw. Getting all four pieces and the maple strips square and grain lined up and clamped was the hardest.

-- “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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gfadvm

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#15 posted 01-22-2013 01:51 AM

Thanks for the reply. I had the same concerns but you made it work really well!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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