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Project by KomputerMan posted 05-07-2013 09:04 PM 4862 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the process of building a bunch of jewelry boxes, I’ll post them when finished, for friends and family. On the lid of each box I am putting a decorative wood inlay made from kits supplied by In these pictures you can see the finished inlay looks like along with how the inlay looked while I was building it.

For this jewelry box I used Goncalo Alves and walnut for the box itself. For the inlay I used Walnut, Purple Heart, Maple, Bloodwood, and Lacewood. This is the third time I have built this particular design and I think I finally got all of the colors right!!! I spent many a summer in Yellowstone and this inlay is in honor of all the cutthroat trout I have caught and ate while there!!!

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 04:33 AM

Very nice looking. I have not done inlay work before. May I ask, in the last picture where the fish cut and laying in the wood…wondering what you used to fill in the larger cracks between the pieces.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 02:18 PM

There are always cracks in joinery… well at least when your skills are as rudimentary as mine!!! :) Anyway all I do is press a little glue into the cracks and sand over the area while the glue is still wet. The sawdust mixes with the glue and the cracks vanish.

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 07:03 PM

Great work… Really like the color selection and picture tutorial :) Nice tip with dealing with gaps… Thanks for sharing

-- Dan

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 07:14 PM

Thanks Dan. I have a couple of animated builds of AmbersBear (a teddy bear) and TurtleSoup on my web site. There are all sorts of documentation for building decorative inlays there too. The instructions are useful regardless of if you are using my templates or making your own. I’m adding to the blog all the time too.

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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