Yesterday I got the final coat of poly on the box and got the Intarsia glued into place. I applied 3 coats of spray on Satin poly to the Intarsia. Today I Installed the hinges , lid chains and did the linings on the inside of the box. Printed and ...
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My name is Mike Mathieu and I live in Midlothian,Va. I've been woodworking for over 20 years and am the owner of Woodworking Plus. I build custom furniture, do furniture repair and create Intarsia woodworking art. I have a product line of Intarsia project kits that include the patterns, instructions and all of the woods needed to create intarsia.Have sold over 15,000 of my kits since 1993.
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com
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In order to make this custom box unique and personal, the client asked that a few things be added that have special meaning. We discussed adding a US flag and a Romanian Flag to the bottom corners and added the 2013 to the top right corner. ...
For the Intarsia kitty, I will be using 3/8” holly for the white sections and to achieve the striping for the body I decided to do a lamination using Wenge for the black, Canarywood for the orange and Bloodwood for the red. I planed the s...
One of the techniques that I use for small intarsia is using pieces that I segment from one larger piece to use as the pattern for the actual pieces for the intarsia. In this case , using a #3/0 blade I do the cut out of the subject as one piece t...
OK so the box is done and ready to do the inlay work. The top of the lid was made to allow 1/4” stock so I resawed the background woods(Peruvian Walnut and Maple) to 1/4” and planed them down to 3/16”. The inside of the box lid i...