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Thread: Another Custom Box

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Another Custom Box

    Hi Everyone
    Here are a few photos of another box I just completed, A little different from my usual style but was still a fun project.
    Made from Walnut and measures 13" x 13" x 6".
    I used 1/4 sawn walnut for the lid with holly framing the lacewood with inlayed Peruvian Walnut lettering.
    The lettering was laser engraved using a reverse image technique.
    The inside of the lid has bloodwood framing the Lacewood with Peruvian Walnut lettering using the same reverse image laser technique Solid Brass hardware for the recessed handles,95 Degree stop hinges and full mortise lock.
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    On to the next project-custom keepsake box with a civil war based Intarsia on the lid. Should be a fun one.
    "why buy it if you can build it"
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    That's a fine looking box, Mike! Great matching of materials and the inlay looks fantastic!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

  3. #3
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    Aug 2014
    St. Mary's, Georgia
    Beautifully Done

    If you are going to make something nice, make it with a statement, use quality an do it right the first time

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Very nicely done Mike
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Nice work Mike.

    I like how you embraced the joins between the pieces of wood on the lid and made the deliniation between them part of the design. It works really well and provides a lot of nice texture to the piece. The inlay is, as usual, outstanding.

    Not quite as sure about the contrasting splines, but that's probably just me being overtly conservative design wise

  6. #6
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    another master piece mike,, would like to see a detail step on that reverse inlay you did..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Humid Gulf Coast
    Beautiful. Good wood choices too.

    Looks (to me) like it would hold a good fistful or two of what they call out West, See-Gars.

    Beautiful box!
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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