Mahogany box with butterfly inlay top

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Project by BenDupre posted 03-16-2018 05:09 AM 3211 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box of Mahogany with spline miter construction. Butterfly inlay on the top with purple heart, white oak, and angelique. This is my firrst try at inlay. Used my own templates with the Dewalt 611 router and an infinity inlay bushing and bit. Cut the templates on the scroll saw. Had to tune up the bandsaw with a new cobra coil tension spring in order to cut the veneers. Lot of funand cant wait to do more.

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#1 posted 03-16-2018 06:04 AM

Nice inlay, handsome little box

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 03-16-2018 07:43 AM

Ben, this is a really beautiful box. Taking on inlay is impressive. Can’t wait to see what you do next.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 03-16-2018 09:44 AM

That’s a handsome little box.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 03-16-2018 01:16 PM

Well done the box is nice and the butterfly is beautiful!
At first glance the butterfly almost looks like it’s floating over the top of the box. I have the inlay bushing and bit but haven’t tried my hand at this yet. This is inspiring! Nice work!

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

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#5 posted 03-16-2018 01:26 PM

Nice work on the inlay Ben. I wouldn’t know where to start. Something well worth looking to.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-16-2018 01:44 PM

Great inlay, nice job.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#7 posted 03-16-2018 01:46 PM

WOW beautiful box ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 03-16-2018 02:48 PM

Your color and grain choices of the butterfly pieces is great. I am always amazed at people who can get a instantly recognizable figure like the butterfly with a minimal amount of parts.
AND, fact you used a hand held router to do it in that scale gets big credit from me.

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#9 posted 03-16-2018 02:50 PM

Nice work.Looks Great.

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#10 posted 03-16-2018 04:06 PM

Great looking inlay, looks great.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 03-17-2018 01:36 PM

Nice inlay!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 03-17-2018 05:49 PM

Nice work!!! Looks like a fun project.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#13 posted 03-17-2018 05:50 PM

Nice work!!! Looks like a fun project. Sorry for the duplicate. I backspaced my browser and it posted twice.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#14 posted 03-17-2018 05:54 PM

I need to use my inlay set. It’s been stored away.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#15 posted 03-17-2018 06:10 PM

I need to use my inlay set. It s been stored away.

- Popsnsons

I’ve done a bunch of bow ties using the Rockler templates. I guess it’s time for more creative uses of inlay.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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