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Project by Cozmo35 posted 03-20-2011 02:37 AM 1876 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My boss commissioned this box for his son who is going to Abilene Christian University this spring. It is inlay-ed poplar onto walnut. The sides are one solid piece of poplar “cored” out so there are no joints. It is basically a band saw box but doesn’t have a cut that has been glued closed. I finished it off with 8 coats of poly and sanded with a 320 sandpaper block between coats. It feels silky smooth! :-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX





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patron

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 02:40 AM

nice work

i guess you can send that band saw back now

if you can do work this nice without it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 02:42 AM

I LOVE my bandsaw! I am still learning how to use it.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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jerrells

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 03:50 AM

Nice looking box, great inlay

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 01:22 PM

Beautiful as always! Very nice contrast with the woods too. What kind of band saw do you have?

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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870pilot

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 02:53 PM

Awesome box! Could you describe the coring process?

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 02:55 PM

love it how did you do the inlay?

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 03:44 PM

Good stuff Mike! The inlays looks top notch.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 03-20-2011 04:51 PM

Shelia, I have Rikon 18 inch bandsaw. Rookie, I took two conrasting pieces of wood and stacked them together. I used a brad nailer to keep them from slipping. I then attached my pattern with spray adhesive, tilted the table on my scroll saw to a 2 to 3 degree angle and cut it out. The inner piece fits into the outer piece like a cork. I’ll work on a blog.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 05:36 PM

nice job.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 02:45 AM

Nice work Mike you did a great job on the inlays beautiful fit I assume you drill a hole & thread the scrollsaw blade through? What size blade & how do you cover up the starting hole?
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Cozmo35

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 03:23 AM

tdv, I usually use a 0.2 double skip blade but you can’t rush the cut. It will break the blade and effect the fit of the inlay. Yes I do drill a pilot hole. To cover it I use a paste mixture of Elmer’s wood glue and very fine (almost powder) saw dust made from the same wood you are trying to match. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, let me know!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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870pilot

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#12 posted 03-21-2011 05:54 AM

I’d be very interested in seeing a blog or tutorial on the process to make this fine box.

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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