Zebrawood and Quilted Maple box

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Project by LoydMoore posted 05-25-2013 12:38 AM 1238 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

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#1 posted 05-25-2013 04:32 AM

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 now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 05-25-2013 06:17 AM

Nice wood combination : )

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#3 posted 05-25-2013 01:17 PM

Great job! You’ve got a winner!

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

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#4 posted 05-25-2013 02:29 PM

That is an outstanding box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 05-25-2013 02:44 PM


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

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 06:40 AM

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


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