Inlayed boxes

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Project by CJay posted 303 days ago 993 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two boxes inlayed with the silhouettes of two of my friends. Made to experiment with new techniques and new finishes (well… new to me, they’re all as old as the hills).

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 303 days ago


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#2 posted 303 days ago

Great job.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 303 days ago

Two beautiful boxes….very nice build, well done

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 303 days ago

Very cool boxes

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 303 days ago

I’m curious about the technique. Can you point me in a direction that may explain? Very cool, in any case!


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#6 posted 303 days ago

I’ll second that request for info on the technique, great boxes!

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#7 posted 303 days ago

Great work, looking good.

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

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#8 posted 303 days ago

Thanks guys.
UVW and Scott. I got all the techniques for this from three places.
Inlay – A book called ‘The art of inlay’ by Larry Robinson
The box veneering are from a couple of books by Andrew Crawford
And the finish (hand applied shellac and wax) are from a DVD by David Barron.
Between the three of them they’ve got everything you need to know to make these.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#9 posted 302 days ago

beautiful boxes.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 301 days ago

Simple and elegant boxes. The beautiful inlays make great accents. Great job!

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#11 posted 301 days ago

These are all very nice. Congratulations.

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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#12 posted 300 days ago

Two nicely done boxes. Hope to see more from you.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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