Cedar Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by oakwood posted 560 days ago 1023 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Cedar Box
Cedar Box No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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.

11 comments so far

View jap's profile


1225 posts in 680 days

#1 posted 560 days ago

lovely work

-- Joel

View Woodenwizard's profile


1068 posts in 1681 days

#2 posted 560 days ago

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)

View shipwright's profile


4900 posts in 1424 days

#3 posted 560 days ago

Nice one John.

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

View luv2learn's profile


1673 posts in 929 days

#4 posted 560 days ago

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

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13735 posts in 964 days

#5 posted 560 days ago

Nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View oakwood's profile


320 posts in 695 days

#6 posted 559 days ago

Thank you everyone.

View tomd's profile


1738 posts in 2396 days

#7 posted 559 days ago

Great box, nice work.

-- Tom D

View gfadvm's profile


10721 posts in 1316 days

#8 posted 559 days ago

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

View Roger's profile


14318 posts in 1430 days

#9 posted 559 days ago

Beautifully done. All the way around, nice

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

View bhack's profile


348 posts in 2346 days

#10 posted 558 days ago

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.

View oakwood's profile


320 posts in 695 days

#11 posted 557 days ago

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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase