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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 01-14-2020 01:46 PM 527 views 2 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stared out just trying my hand at my 2nd inlay on some scrap pine and the walnut inlay came out so well I decided to go ahead and make a box. One thing led to another and I ended up with this box.
The pine is so soft you must be careful with fingernails.
7 1/2” w x 5 3/4” D x 4 3/8” H

“Soft” pine with walnut top and splines. Lacquer finish. Brass latch and piano hinge.

My wife loves it so I’m happy!
Thanks for looking!

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





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 01-14-2020 02:04 PM

Great looking box, very nice inlay.

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

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#2 posted 01-14-2020 02:41 PM

Came out great. I like the bookmatched hearts, they look awesome.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 01-14-2020 02:43 PM

wow Tony, this looks like from some woodworking catalogue! Amaizing inlay…so clean!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-14-2020 03:37 PM

nice box my friend good job on the inlays.so what’s carol got planned for it,sitting on the stove i was thinking recipe box?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-14-2020 04:02 PM

Hats off to you Tony for your first inlay. I remember my first one, it had a lot of that special inlay filler in it. The hearts look great and that was a good idea to make a box from them. How many coats did you need to use with the sandpaper rub in process on the pine?
Maybe if I put two hearts on the briefcase Carol will like me again. LOl.

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

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#6 posted 01-14-2020 04:46 PM

Also I made my own heart template and it worked perfectly!

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

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#7 posted 01-14-2020 04:52 PM

Thanks Bob,
I’ve seen some great looking boxes on your project’s page also!

Thanks Swirt,
Yes those book match hearts are a nice touch!

Thanks Ivan,
“From a Catalog” Wow! Nice compliment Ivan! The wife said “is that for me!”

Thanks Potzz,
I asked the little lady “recipe box” she said you already made me one!

Thanks Dave,
Well I didn’t use the sandpaper finish technique you told me about to put the finish this box. I need to practice a little more on some scraps! I used a can of spray lacquer for the finish. I did give your idea a try and it worked hard to believe but it did!
Carol never said any of those nasty things when we were texting. LOL! It was all me! Carol was giving me daggers when I did that. No harm done all in fun!

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

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#8 posted 01-14-2020 04:54 PM

Tony, you did amazing inlay work on this box. I have never tried this but I would like too.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 01-14-2020 04:56 PM

“My wife loves it so I’m happy! “

Pretty well sums it all up. It is a great box Tony, and congrats on your obvious success with your 2nd inlay. Looks like ya done good all the way around.

Great project, Pine or knot.

I have to say though I was a bit shocked there wasn’t a place for a shooter in the bottom. :-O

-- Think safe, be safe

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 01-14-2020 05:03 PM

Thanks Lee,

It’s not very hard to do Lee! Harbor Freight has the best price on the inlay kit. It comes with the bushing, 1/8”cutter and a centering pin all for about $8 bucks! It’s a great deal! Everywhere else it more $$$$.

You can use a plunge router or fix base. But it’s easier with the plunge router. There are many YouTube videos to help!

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

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#11 posted 01-14-2020 05:11 PM

Thanks Steve,
“Pine or Knot” LOL! Good one Steve! Yah no secret place in this box but it will hold a small Saturday night special!

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

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#12 posted 01-14-2020 05:52 PM

Tony, I really like this box very cool design and built very well.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#13 posted 01-14-2020 06:06 PM

Very nice Tony. Happy wife, Happy life!!!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 01-14-2020 06:16 PM

2 thumbs up, Tony, or, I mean, 2 hearts up! Its good you have taken the leap into inlays. I am somewhat hesitant to begin, but will someday.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#15 posted 01-14-2020 06:31 PM

Good work Tony! I avoid the pine just because it has a way of mocking all my attempts to tame it, you have it trained like an obedient dog 8^)

You are like me, I’ll try something new on “scrap”, then if it works out I’ll incorporate it all into a project. If it fails, no one will ever know 8^)

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