String inlay box for string inlay tools

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 09-22-2013 10:55 PM 3640 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I made using my hand tools, and more specifically: string inlay tools. The box was made to house my inlay tools.

The wood is some sort of mahogany, which one I have no idea. The stringing and edging are maple. The fans are made from maple and dyed black veneer. The shell is made from birdseye maple veneer. The finish is blonde shellac.

I blogged during the process, so if you are interested in seeing more about how it is built, the tools and methods that I used.. please click here.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 09-23-2013 12:43 AM

Cool box. The shell looks very realistic.

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 12:47 AM

The shell looks so three dimensional it’s amazing. Great work, Really!!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 02:21 AM

beautiful box. Superb inlay work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 02:42 AM

Beautiful work. Sure would like to see it in person.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 09-23-2013 04:24 AM

Great box, very nice work with the stringing and the inlay.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 09-23-2013 06:31 AM

Wow, your inlay work is great. The sea shell on the lid indeed does appear 3-D to me. Great inside the box thinking for tool storage. Should be easier to find these tools now.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#7 posted 09-23-2013 07:14 AM

Nice Jeremy.
A job well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 09-23-2013 02:25 PM


Having done a LITTLE bit of veneer work, i can appreciate the work/time that went into this.

The whole box shows a high level of skill and detail, but the shell on top is just flat out amazing. I rarely use this term when looking at people’s work, but that, my friend is art.

Thanks for showing it,

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#9 posted 09-23-2013 03:57 PM

This box is wonderful and that’s a great collection of tools.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 09-23-2013 04:30 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship on a very nice box! Great place to store your tools that are capable of such fine work.

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#11 posted 09-23-2013 04:30 PM

VERY nice work!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#12 posted 09-23-2013 06:13 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 09-25-2013 03:21 AM

Now that’s a beauty Jeremy !
A classic box in every way .
Thanks for sharing the process ,I appreciate your effort .

-- Kiefer 松

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