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.
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|added project||Custom Intarsia Box||09-28-2014 07:52 PM|
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|added project||Another Custom Intarsia Box||05-27-2014 06:35 PM|
|added project||New Born Plaque||04-04-2014 11:27 AM|
|added project||Custom Memorial/ Keepsake Chest||02-11-2014 04:49 PM|
|added project||Walnut Knife Block||01-17-2014 02:51 PM|
|commented on||Newest Intarsia Box||01-10-2014 02:06 PM|
|added project||Newest Intarsia Box||01-09-2014 12:18 AM|
|started topic||Red Dog XII Intarsia||12-16-2013 01:24 PM|
|added project||"Lily's" Box||11-01-2013 02:14 PM|
|added project||Another Custom Knife Block||09-18-2013 11:32 PM|
|added project||Custom Keepsake Box||08-22-2013 08:49 PM|
|added blog entry||Custom Intarsia Keepsake Box #11: Ready to Ship||08-22-2013 07:42 PM|
|commented on||Custom Intarsia Keepsake Box #10: The Last LITTLE Intarsia||08-22-2013 02:56 PM|
|added blog entry||Custom Intarsia Keepsake Box #10: The Last LITTLE Intarsia||08-21-2013 07:08 PM|
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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...