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Project by LoydMoore posted 454 days ago 732 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I am piddling around Harbor Freight and notice that they have a router inlay kit for $10 and I had a 25% off coupon. I knew what most woodworking supply stores charged so I decided to take a $7.50 risk.

I already had this Zebrawood and quilted Maple box that had a bad flaw in in the top so I decided to inlay a small Ebony oval to cover it up.

What an educational opportunity this turned out to be. I learned at least 6 different ways NOT to use my new router inlay kit. Each learning experience led to a larger and more elaborate inlay. I ended up with a large Teak diamond that is a hair off center but I DID get my Ebony oval inlayed.

Oh by-the-way, the inlay kit works great. I have done several others since.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com





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robert triplett

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#1 posted 454 days ago

You ended up with a nice looking box. Maybe you could share some of the mishaps. I am sure none of us have ever done any of them!!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 454 days ago

Nice wood combination : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 454 days ago

Great job! You’ve got a winner!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 454 days ago

That is an outstanding box.

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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LoydMoore

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#5 posted 454 days ago

Thanks

That box is gift for a friend’s daughter who is heading to Memphis to start her OBGYN specialty training.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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Ian Hawthorne

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#6 posted 453 days ago

Great looking box Loyd – you have the makings of a great boxmaker.

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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