Cedar Box

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Another box! The box is cedar and the loon inlay on the top is dark cedar. I cut the the box top and loon insert simultaneously on the scroll saw . After experimenting with scrap I finally got the right angle and fit. The procedure is similar to double bevel marquetry but with solid stock rather than veneer.

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 03:34 AM

lovely work

-- Joel

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 03:59 AM

WOW! Great Job. I have done something similar but on a much smaller scale. How thick is the lid? What angle and blade did you use. Nice box and great inlay.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 04:17 AM

Nice one John.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 06:01 AM

I really like the simplicity of your design and yet it is elegant. Great work!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 07:40 AM

Nicely done

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

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 09:59 PM

Thank you everyone.

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 11:16 PM

Great box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 02:38 AM

I never saw that method to cut inlays but it came out perfect. I can see the angle cuts making this work but don’t think I have the skills necessary to pull this off with my 50 year old scrollsaw.

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

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 03:51 AM

Beautifully done. All the way around, nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 04:53 PM

Very nice. I am also interested in the top thickness, what blade and what angle. Again wonderful craftsmanship.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 08:20 PM

I am very sorry folks. I made this box about a year ago and really cannot remember the size of stock or blade used. I just remember tacking the two thicknesses together for experimental cutting. These pieces should be the same thickness and preferably the same kind of wood that you will be using in your final work pieces. Tilt the scroll saw table and make circular cuts from the edges . Simply cut out quarter coin size circles and all the time changing your table tilt as you see needed. More tilt or less tilt. This trial and error should bring you into the ball park. I hope this is of some help. I should have written down the info for future reference but as usual I just move on to the next pile of sawdust. This piece is what got me into marquetry as one of my fellow woodworkers said (Why are you doing it that way? It would be much simpler and faster to do it in marquetry.

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