Inlays on 3 Jewelry Box Lids

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Project by KomputerMan posted 05-24-2013 05:24 AM 1628 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the inlays I built on three jewelry box lids. The inlay kits were provided by The power tools I used to make the inlays included a plunge router, RO sander, and a Dremel. I also used a fair amount of double sided duct tape for the builds. Nothing better for preparing your inlay materials and then securing your template to the inlay material than double sided duct tape.

And that is the secret to making a good inlay. Nothing (and I do mean nothing) except for the router, is allowed to move during the cutting process.

I am working on a slew of “Tips and Tricks for Building Stunning Inlays” blog posts so please stay tuned for them… if you want to build an inlay that is… ;)

As for these particular inlays, they are on identical jewelry boxes that I am making. I am building a total of 5 boxes so I had to build ten different inlays. I chose to show the tops and bottoms of lids that go onto three of the five boxes.

The first two inlays (FishFry and KickinIt) are the top and bottom sides of a Walnut and Goncalo Alves box lid.

The third and fourth inlays, RoseBud and FlutterBy, are the top and bottom sides of a Bloodwood and Oak box lid.

The fifth and sixth inlays, DevilEyezed and TurtleSoup, are the top and bottom sides of a Walnut and Oak box lid.

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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#1 posted 05-24-2013 07:43 AM

Nice work, they look great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-24-2013 01:11 PM

Very nice…good job !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 05-24-2013 01:26 PM

These all look great ,very nice work.

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 02:46 PM

Thanks Guys! They were fun to make too… except for the beating that my fingernails took. I used a whole role of double sided duct tape while building these things. Your fingernails can only take so much tape backing peeling before they revolt and start to crack and split. Bad fingernails!!!

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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#5 posted 05-24-2013 04:32 PM

These are great. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-24-2013 04:56 PM

Very nice. My flyfishing son would like these too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 05-24-2013 05:58 PM

Nice work!

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#8 posted 08-12-2017 12:16 PM

I googled this and couldn’t find it. Do you know if they are still in business? thanks

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