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    Another Intarsia Box

    Hi Everyone
    Here are a few photos of another box I just finished. This one is made from Peruvian Walnut and measures 6" x 8" x 3 ".
    The Intarsia consists of 33 pieces from 8 different woods. The inside of the lid is Mahogany with laser engraved lettering. I made this one for my new grandson in San Diego whom I will meet for the first time next week.
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    Mike
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    Beautifully Done
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    Very nice indeed. Those craggy 'rocks' really catch the eye and the birds on the wing really give it depth.
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    Beautiful image very inspirational Mike. I like this kind of style and finish over the ones where the pieces are i guess thicker and round over on the edges more and shiny with finish.
    How do you do that oval band. Are the "rope" grooves carved?

    Thanks for posting.

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    Excellent work all around, Mike. Great combination of woods!
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    That looks GREAT.

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    Thanks Guys
    To Rob-I use a dremal tool with a 5/64" high speed cutter to carve in the lines while the pattern is still attached to the wood. Once the lines are cut in, I remove the pattern and round over the edges with a 1/2" drum sander then sand with 320 grit sand paper.
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Those craggy 'rocks' really catch the eye and the birds on the wing really give it depth.
    Agreed, the texturing on the rocks sells it for me. I also like the rope wrap around it, works quite well with the subject matter. The single band around the bottom is also a nice tie in with the colors on the top and makes the piece whole.

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    It's a beauty, Mike.

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    Another great piece, Mike.

    And congrats to all involved with the new grandson.
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