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Project by JoeyG posted 05-02-2012 11:19 PM 1793 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lotus is made from African Mahogany. I used Curly Maple for the inlay lines creating a frame for the lotus that continue around each side of the box. The lotus is a chip carving that after a lot of thought I decided to go with an epoxy inlay. The handle is of Wenge signifying the mud that the lotus begins life in.

Thanks for taking a look.
Comments are most welcome.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 11:21 PM

This is very kool Joey. Lotsa gr8 detail/s. splines, etc

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

#2 posted 05-02-2012 11:24 PM

Very nice box my friend great job.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 11:25 PM

I really like the way this came out, nice work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 11:33 PM

Very nice and well done. I love the subtle look/color of the lotus inlay. A beautiful box all the way around.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 12:05 AM

Thanks everyone.

@jaykaypur, I took your advice and filled the hinge pin holes with the same color epoxy as the inlay. I have to say I like it. Thanks for pointing out something I completely over looked.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#6 posted 05-03-2012 12:09 AM

What a beautiful accent for a very classy box, Joey! You did a great job. I still want to try chip carving whenever I get some time. I guess there is always something new to do with woodworking. You are really a nice inspiration! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 05-03-2012 12:15 AM

Thanks Sheila. There are a million things in woodworking I would like to try also. Never enough time to try them all, barely enough to get good at a few. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 05-03-2012 12:29 AM

Great looking box Joey. Your lotus carving really adds a nice touch. The African Mahogany really is a nice wood and the inlays do it good. have you considered using a tapered plug to cover the hinge pin holes? I bought a 5/16” tapered plug cutter at Lowes an dit works perfect. After you drill the 1/8th hole for your pin hinge drill a 5/16” hole with a forstner bit.

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#9 posted 05-03-2012 12:45 AM

I love the box it is really nice.

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#10 posted 05-03-2012 12:50 AM

Awesome job Joey!! I like every thing about it, Love the inlay work. Great job my friend. How are you doing anyway? I’m good, but haven’t been in the shop lately though. Have a good night.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#11 posted 05-03-2012 12:59 AM

A nice touch with the scalloping carried through. An unusual pivot point too, was there a reason for this?
I can’t chip carve to save my life so I’m glad there are guys like you to keep this decoration alive, Nice work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#12 posted 05-03-2012 01:01 AM

Nice box,nice story

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 05-03-2012 01:28 AM

Another nice one Joey. That mahogany is really nice and you have that carving/epoxy thing down pat. Did you cut the dados for the maple inlays on the table saw? Also what ever became of the Grinch?

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

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#14 posted 05-03-2012 01:36 AM

Another beauty, Joey.
I really like the thoughts that went into the design.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 05-03-2012 03:03 AM

Beautiful box, really like the carving, and inlays

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