Small cedar box with inlay and rounded sides

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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 09-22-2016 01:15 PM 1434 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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09-22-2016 01:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cedar maple poplar boisdarc scroll saw sander tablesaw bandsaw scrollworking shaping victorian

I saw a video on line showing how to make this box with rounded sides and lineal inlay all around the four sides of the box. Mine is a little different than the one in the video but that video gave me the idea for this project. This box measures 6”x8”x2” deep. I put a Magnolia blossom inlay in the hinged lid but a plain top would also look nice. The lineal inlay all around the rounded sides is 1/16” poplar. The box is made of eastern red cedar and is flocked on the inside. The magnolia blossom inlay includes Poplar (leaves) Maple and Bois’darc. I used a wipe on poly for the finish. Lots of extra steps in making this. Fun to make, but I am not sure it is worth the effort as an item to sell.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 01:47 PM

That’s a beautifully crafted box. The inlay work is magnificent.
If I could make something that pretty, I wouldn’t think of selling it. Don’t think the wife would let me anyway.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 02:03 PM

Jim, this is a very beautiful piece of work. I also completely understand your comment regarding making one to sell.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 09:09 PM

Sweet box, Jim Very unique!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 05:45 AM

Looks beautifully done to me Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 09-23-2016 05:55 AM

Very nice box, great work.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 07:08 AM

That’s amazing. Wish I could do something like that.

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#7 posted 09-23-2016 01:53 PM

Nice one Jim. I like projects that make people wonder how they were done.
I’m thinking this one does. :-)

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

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#8 posted 09-24-2016 10:53 AM

I made two of these. I will offer them for sale today at an outdoor sale. I will find out what shoppers think of it there.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 09-24-2016 06:48 PM

Sold them both today. Priced at 20% more than the others I sell. Just may be worth making a few more.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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