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Jim Finn

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75 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cedar oak maple scroll saw scrollworking inlay

The buyer ordered three of these. His design and his idea to put the year on the front panel of this 11×8 box. I may make some local school/collage logos on box lids with 2014 inlaid into the front panel like this. I think it would made a nice graduation gift. Cedar box with maple and oak inlays. These boxes are to be awarded to the officers of a Masonic lodge who served in 2013.

-- In God We Trust


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kepy

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#1 posted 75 days ago

Very nice work. Be warned that colleges have their logos copyrighted and some of them can be very picky about people using them.

-- Kepy

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 75 days ago

Jim, That is a very impressive inlay job. I understand how you cut them out with the scrollsaw but not clear on how you mad the “beds” for them to fit into? Or did you cut all the way through the box? The fit is just perfect!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 75 days ago

Yes the cut is all the way through. It is called “double bevel inlay” I stack the two woods and then cut them both at the same time with the table of the scroll saw tilted 2.2°.

-- In God We Trust

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kdc68

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#4 posted 75 days ago

Wow…gorgeous work !.....The inlays are perfect !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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PaulDoug

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#5 posted 75 days ago

Very NICE! I understand the double cutting. But it looks like part of the date on the front goes up into the lit. I assume you made the box solid and then cut the lid?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 75 days ago

Jim, this is a fine piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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pmayer

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#7 posted 75 days ago

Very cool, Jim!

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 75 days ago

Thanks Jim. I have the picture now. Didn’t know about the bevel cut though I can see how that works.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 74 days ago

Yes pauldoug that is exactly how I do it. Thank you all for your kind comments.

-- In God We Trust

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Bigkahunaranch

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#10 posted 60 days ago

Wonderful looking stuff Jim.
Hope I can attain the level you have achieved.

-- Living the American dream in the best state on earth !

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