Curly Maple box

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Project by bbakaj posted 08-09-2012 06:59 PM 1306 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project. Little treasure box built for my daughter out of curly maple. The red stain really brings out the patterns in the wood. The sides are ebonized with india ink.

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 05:38 AM

This is awesome. I love the red stain.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 09:08 AM

Nicely done….. Great color contrast.

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 02:03 PM

bbakaj – can you give us some info on the india ink process? the black sides look really fantastic. Any info you could provide would be awesome!!

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 03:09 PM

That’s a beautiful box and I like the design.


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#5 posted 08-14-2012 05:34 PM

Nothing fancy…I just spread india ink on with a foam brush, let dry, and sprayed on a 4-5 coats of polyurethane.
India ink leaves a darker finish than stain, resembling ebony.

-- "Beleive in those seeking the truth, doubt those who find it" - Andre Gide

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