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Project by hairy posted 10-07-2019 04:57 PM 1091 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to try inlay banding. I’ll keep this as an option next time I screw up splined miters, but this was meant to be inlayed over the splines from the start.

This went really quickly, a few hours Friday, a few more Saturday and the finish went on Sunday morning.I’m used to dragging things out, this is new territory for me.

Mahogany and dyed maple banding. 4” wide x 7” long x 2 and 1/2” tall x 1/2” thick.

Minwax Clear Lacquer Spray Semi-gloss and rubbed on paste wax.

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 10-07-2019 05:33 PM

It’s a handy trick to have in your kit!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 10-07-2019 06:02 PM

Very nice mahogany box. That spline jig is pretty sweet, too.
What kind of mahogany?

-- 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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hairy

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#3 posted 10-07-2019 06:32 PM



Very nice mahogany box. That spline jig is pretty sweet, too.
What kind of mahogany?

- Gene Howe

Thanks! I wish I knew what kind. Most of the wood I have on hand came from craigslist and yard sales. It is lightweight and straight grained. The board I took from is old and weathered looking, dark brown like chocolate.

I saw a jig like that on youtube and threw this together. I can’t remember who posted the video.

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#4 posted 10-07-2019 07:25 PM

Great work, Hairy. Where is the inlay banding from, if you dont mind?

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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hairy

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#5 posted 10-07-2019 07:31 PM

Thanks, Brian!

Rockler has a good selection. I used this https://www.rockler.com/black-maple-angled-inlay-banding-1-4-w

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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Ivan

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#6 posted 10-08-2019 04:04 AM

Nice box…that inlay stripe looks fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Cliff

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#7 posted 10-08-2019 06:16 AM

Hairy… Great Project and the Banding looks terrific.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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jeffswildwood

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#8 posted 10-08-2019 11:33 AM

Hairy, your boxes are looking better and better! I really like this one. Good job.

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 10-08-2019 01:13 PM

Very well done. The strips look to match nicely on the miters too. This is something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time.

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

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#10 posted 10-08-2019 02:28 PM

That is a nice twist I have not seen before.

Nice project.

-- Petey

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Carl Harada

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#11 posted 10-20-2019 03:55 PM

Beautiful little box and great idea.

I found another great source for inlay with excellent youtube instructions, check it out:
https://www.inlaybanding.com

-- John 3:16

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 10-27-2019 01:37 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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