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I made this for an awesome family member. Hope it was liked. I mailed it to them about two weeks ago.
Wood Used: Aromatic Cedar with bluish turquoise and epoxy inlay.
I used a triple thick out of the can clear coat spray finish.
Thanks for looking!
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#1 posted 07-06-2013 12:12 AM
Looks like you’ve done a very nice job, but more pictures and the dimensions would be enjoyed.
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#2 posted 07-06-2013 01:33 AM
A very nice box…I am sure it was well received….well done
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#3 posted 07-06-2013 02:14 AM
That’s very impressive.
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#4 posted 07-06-2013 02:50 AM
That’s nice. Someone should be very proud of that gift
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill
#5 posted 07-06-2013 04:50 AM
Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.
Here are a few more cell phone photos I took during the build.
The box dimensions are about: 4.5”H x 6.5”W x 8.5”L.
I also should mention I used 1/8” birch plywood on the bottom. I also flocked the inside bottom with red felt.
As for mounting the top I borrowed the method Andy uses in the basic construction of his sculpted boxes.
I appreciate how Andy and others share their innovative ideas.
After I inserted the top and inlayed the turquoise I rounded all the edges except for the bottom edges on the router table. I then went to the table saw and carefully cut off the lid using another technique I seen somewhere on LJ.
P.S. There were a few small cracks in the wood that I filled with epoxy.
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#6 posted 07-06-2013 05:44 PM
Great Job LWW.Love the grain on that cedar.Larry
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#7 posted 07-06-2013 10:19 PM
Awesome gift box
#8 posted 07-07-2013 03:39 PM
Lloe – for the top I cut a bunch of smaller strips with similar colors and textures then glued them togeter.
Thanks for commenting!
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#9 posted 07-09-2013 02:32 PM
Fantastic box! Great wood choice and the turquoise inlay added a great accent.
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