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Moon and Stars memory box

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Project by Randy M. posted 06-04-2020 05:39 PM 536 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired to try this after seeing Dustin Penner (Starry night box) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ADO2ptMiJcs
his is much more detailed but I thought the brass inlay was a neat feature. Where his was little more brass I used three sizes of brass rods and used CA to bond them in the top panel. Once I had started I noticed the circular pattern of the grain and decided to try for moon also on top. The white epoxy is just white tint but I put in some crushed opal dust color fragments in so when the light hits just right you see little color.

Box overall is 7.5” tall , 6” deep and about 10” in length. The lid has mohagoney, Padauk and walnut main panel the rest of the box has walnut for base and some red wood sides ( given to me from a friend unsure).

The small inside tray is Bocote wood with handles for pull out to reach the bottom storage area.

Finished with seal a cell and some wax, first time with some new techniques.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding





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#1 posted 06-04-2020 05:46 PM

It is a very fine box, and the inlays take it to a whole other level. Very nice.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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#2 posted 06-04-2020 07:37 PM

Very cool box and the inlays are sweet! Nice design and the becote tray is beautiful.
Jon

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#3 posted 06-04-2020 07:40 PM

Beautiful box, mighty fine work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 06-04-2020 11:10 PM

Thanks as always Onealhicks and to others keep on making !!

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#5 posted 06-05-2020 01:01 PM

Great looking box. Clever use of brass is a nice effect.

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

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