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Project by TomGrin posted 03-18-2019 01:58 PM 483 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been planning this design for a while. The spring swap 2019 aka spring surprise swap 2019 was the perfect chance to get it done. I patterned it after a Fender Stratocaster silhouette. The strings are an inlay of a low melting point (158F) alloy. I cut groves with a 1/16” router bit, melted the alloy into them, and sanded flat. I was able to use a heat gun to melt the alloy so I didn’t burn the wood. It took several attempts but I was happy with the results. The box is about 9×6 x 2 overall. The box is walnut with ebony splines and a dyed plywood bottom. The finish is sprayed shellac.

-- Tom, Sawdust therapist





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 03-18-2019 02:33 PM

Very pretty, Tom. Great work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 03-18-2019 02:40 PM

Lovely box. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 03-18-2019 02:59 PM

Nice personalized touch on the box lid. Clever way to make the lid handle as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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missouriwood

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#4 posted 03-18-2019 02:59 PM

That’s a really cool looking box! Keep up the great work.

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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#5 posted 03-18-2019 07:47 PM

Cool idea for shape

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-19-2019 12:23 AM

Tom, WOW! Nicely done and so creative!!! Can’t wait to hear the run down how you melted the alloy to the grooves! Steve says BAD ASS :)) What an incredibly unique design – love it!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 03-19-2019 11:33 AM

Tom, what a very original box!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 03-20-2019 08:33 PM

Great build.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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