Oak box, walnut and maple burl inlays

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Project by seamuis posted 04-13-2011 10:37 PM 3797 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Oak box, walnut and maple burl inlays
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Been playing with this one for a bit, mostly practicing my finishing skills I guess. Haven’t decided if it’s going to be a handgun case or a humidor. I considered just lining it with black crushed velvet and eggcrate for the handgun idea, but I’ve never really tried a humidor. Have to line it with cedar, probably put in a secondary lid of plexi and some sort of foam seal to help retain moisture. Let ya know how it turns out!

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 11:21 PM

Love the inlay! Nice job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 12:18 AM

handsome burl and fine craftsmanship, i say guncase!

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

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 12:59 AM

Nice box. The Maple looks like a window into the box. Did you stain the Oak?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 02:36 AM

I did stain the oak. It’s just a Minwax Red Mahogany. I’m hearing more and more that your basic Home Depot line of Minwax stuff is almost considered “bush league” among experienced woodworkers! I’d love any input on a better product, and i’m sure they exist. Just lately been playing with the poly, cutting it maybe 10% with mineral spirits, and doing a final rub-on coat. Seems to work. Thanks for the compliments guys!

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 04:57 AM

saweeeeeeeeeeet box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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