Inlay Box

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Project by Redoak49 posted 05-09-2018 10:57 AM 1587 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this box as a present for someone who works at EA Sports. I found the logo online and used it to do an inlay with the top being ash and inlay redheart.

The box is made of quarter sawn oak sides and ash on the top bottom, splinters and vertical stripes. The wood is 1/4” and 1/8” that was resawn and then sanded on my new Supermax 16/32. The drum sander is fast becoming one of my favorite tools. A leather bottom was added to the inside of the box.

The corners were mitered with a shooting plane and then strengthened with Ash splines. I sanded the splines down with my homemade flat sander mounted on a Shopsmith.

The box was finished with a seal coat of white shellac and the multiple coats of wipe on Poly sanding lightly between coats.

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#1 posted 05-09-2018 12:38 PM

Nice box. I agree with you about the drum sander. Don’t know how I lived without it.

-- Steve - Ft. Worth

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#2 posted 05-09-2018 04:14 PM

Very pretty.

I do NOT have a drum sander; but use my 2 stationary belt sanders for way to many things.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-09-2018 07:26 PM

Great looking work!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 12:53 AM

Looks great. Love the DIY sander

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#5 posted 05-10-2018 01:08 AM

sharp I also like the DIY sander

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#6 posted 05-10-2018 04:30 AM

That’s a nice looking project.
That inlay looks perfect.
Thanks for sharing your work.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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