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Project by miatch22 posted 02-28-2014 07:44 PM 1576 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these for my sons school auction. They brought in $250!
They’re made from walnut & Sycamore that I was lucky enough to get from a local tree cutter. If I would have known the sycamore was going to be soo beautiful, I would have got more pieces. The turtle inlays are done with walnut, mahogany for the small one and sycamore, mahogany for the body and flower of the larger one. I also used Manzanita for the head and fins of the big one as well.*

-- Mitch, San Diego,

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 01:11 AM

Super nice boxes, especially the inlay, great craftsmanship. Went for a good cause too. Good one.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 03:09 AM

wow, very cool boxes, love the inlay, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 01:16 PM

Good thing you didn’t get more Sycamore. Then you’d be sick-a-more :o)))))

Really nice boxes and inlay work. I also like the corner joints. Is that like finger jointing at different depths and spacing? How can I rob you of your great design work if I can’t see them?

I’m not at all surprised that they auctioned off for what they did.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 04:53 PM

Great looking boxes! Definitely worth what they raised!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 03-01-2014 06:16 PM

Thanks everyone. Steve, I reinforced the corners with splines that I cut on the table saw.

-- Mitch, San Diego,

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#6 posted 03-01-2014 07:07 PM

Very nice! They are worth every penny raised.
The bottom of the tray is some gorgeous wood. Sycamore, I presume. Did you 1/4 saw to get that curly figure?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 03-01-2014 07:20 PM

Gene…thank you for the compliments. I did quarter saw portions of the wood. I was super lucky once finished sawing the log because I had some amazing figure inside! Some of the boards were even spalted. I tried to share my excitement with my wife but she didn’t know what I was talking about.

-- Mitch, San Diego,

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#8 posted 03-01-2014 11:34 PM

Nice inlay, nice job

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#9 posted 03-02-2014 03:39 PM

Beautiful box with fine deatils and amaizing inlay.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-06-2014 02:34 PM

Gorgeous boxes! Great build, attractive wood combos and the inlays are great accents. Great work!

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