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Project by Jim Finn posted 12-13-2017 12:46 PM 1730 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Same pattern , different woods. One, Pine, maple, and bois d’arc and one cedar, basswood, and bois d’arc. Boxes measure 6”x8”x3” 3/8” thick wood.

-- No PHD just a DD214





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#1 posted 12-13-2017 01:26 PM

Those both look amazing. Well done. I wish I had the patience to make an inlay like that.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 12-13-2017 02:05 PM

Beautiful work, Jim!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could do that. I know a lady who loves dragon flies!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 12-13-2017 02:14 PM

Very Cool they look great Jim

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#4 posted 12-13-2017 02:21 PM

Very nice. Can you share your inlay and dragon fly build techniques.

-- 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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#5 posted 12-13-2017 02:32 PM

Well done. I really like the inlay.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 12-13-2017 03:36 PM

Well done. How did you achieve the veining in the wings?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 12-13-2017 04:24 PM

Beautiful inlay. You are the master at it.

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

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#8 posted 12-13-2017 07:09 PM

A pair of beautiful boxes—the inlay work is amazing!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-13-2017 07:27 PM

Jim, this is a wonderful box. The marquetry looks so dainty and it is a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 12-14-2017 12:43 AM

There are videos out there showing how this “double bevel inlay” (or marquetry) is done. I do the interior lines on the wings with the scroll saw. I cut out the wings and before gluing in place I cut those lines making sure not to cut the lines far enough for the wings to fall apart. Then I glue it in place and inlay the body of the dragonfly. All those interior lines I fill in with a mixture of sanding powder from my orbital sander and white glue. I squeegee it in those voids using an old credit card. Allow to dry and sand off excess.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#11 posted 12-14-2017 02:17 AM

Good looking boxes ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 12-14-2017 01:07 PM

Very nice box. Love both inlay’s!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 12-14-2017 07:58 PM

nice marquetry work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 12-15-2017 05:29 AM

Nicely done Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#15 posted 12-17-2017 03:42 PM

Beautiful and talented work!

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