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Project by GROOVY56 posted 07-14-2018 07:42 PM 1283 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mad 3 more boxes , they are all built the same way two cherry one white oak. I fumed all the box pieces with household ammonia. Also showing close up pictures of the inlays cut by hand.

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#1 posted 07-14-2018 08:34 PM

Very nice work
I’ll have to google fuming wood

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 07-14-2018 10:32 PM

Nice looking boxes, the inlay looks great.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 07-14-2018 11:14 PM

Super job on those inlays. Makes for very distinctive boxes. I think you get a lot of satisfaction from such good work.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#4 posted 07-14-2018 11:21 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Groovy!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 07-15-2018 02:14 AM

Those are very nice and dovetails are exceptional.

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#6 posted 07-15-2018 04:53 AM

A very pleasant box style, made better by your inlays. Nice work.

Thanks for posting, and Congrats on your 3.

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#7 posted 07-15-2018 05:20 AM

recycle1943, fuming wood is wood that is very upset about something …. just couldn’t help myself!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#8 posted 07-15-2018 05:31 AM

Those are some well done boxes with interesting inlays!
Can you explain the choice of inlays?

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#9 posted 07-15-2018 12:50 PM

This is a wonderful box and is beautifully done. It shows a lot of fine craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 07-15-2018 02:20 PM

Beautiful box. I really like the inlays, you did a great job. Those dovetails look great too. I understand that the fuming can be dangerous, but the results are spectacular. So Be Careful with that technique, don’t want your lungs hurt. Thanks for inspiring

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

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#11 posted 07-15-2018 04:01 PM

Thanks for the compliments, to answer questions the choice of inlays, the puzzle piece is the symbol of Autism Speaks, its for a very special friend that has Autism. He has graduated high School and has a found a job at Lowes, he writes exceptional stories about his daily “adventures” always positive and posts them on Facebook. I am so impressed with his progress that I made this for him it includes a leather bound journal that fits neatly under tray. The unicorn is a commission box and the dove that looked great before I had to trim lid after inlayed, had to be fumed again because edges didn’t match,,, it looked way better before.,, I probably should have sealed that area. Is going to commission shop. I am using household ammonia not the industrial kind the biggest hazard is spilling it on finished wood as it will leave water marks. The wood wasn’t upset fuming just brings out the character as the cherry was pale and oak needed a tan too.

And if your wondering I use a Silhouette Curio that does a great job at scribing a cut line in veneer, I use a hobby knife and a bunch of blades to cut it and trace scribe to field. I need to try to cut some with a scroll saw if any body has been successful let me know any tips…….

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#12 posted 07-16-2018 02:27 AM

Nice boxes I like the inlay work and I have to give you credit doing it by hand. Doing hand inlay was something I always felt was very time intensive and getting the tolerances so close would be challenging. I have read about fuming oak many years ago but never gave it a second thought but I think if I remember it was how Stickley furniture got that nice uniform warm brown color. Nice work!

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#13 posted 07-16-2018 03:58 AM

Great coners

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