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dedee

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Well here it is finally. After how many weeks? I've lost count.

I decided to leave the grooves in the oak caused by the scraper while reducing the depth of the inlays. In the photos they do not show up at all. I guess this would have lost me points in the competition but I will put this down to experience.

I am not at all sure that I have done justice to the nicely figured walnut used for the inlay. The photo does not do it justice. If I were to cut inlays again I would like to be able to cut them much thinner and to a more uniform thickness.

The inside of the lid was routed out so that the lid rests on the outside of the box sides.

The next time I make a box like this I will try and remember to finish the inside BEFORE it is all glued up.



Dimensions approx 4"x4"x5" (lxbxh)


Finished with 6 coats of Liberon Finishing oil


For my next project I'd like to use this board which I found under about 6 coats of point & had formed part of the top of a 3 drawer chest originally located in the greenhouse when we moved into our house.
The medullar rays are outstanding, all I need to do is try and resaw it . It is about 3/4" thick about 6" wide and 3' long.



Andy
 
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Lovely box Andy - especially like the top inlay. Speaking as a lad who likes to make a box or two between jigs, I reckon the figured oak will be superb in box format

looking forward to piccies
 

dedee

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I've been looking at the picture of that figured board all day trying to work
out what to do with it.

Either a) Make a small chest of drawers and use the figured wood as drawer fronts. If I did this the cabinet would need to be 3 drawers wide in order for that centre point where the rays iminate from remains in the middle.

Or b) Make a straight forward box with the that centre point at the front and on top (if I manage to resaw it).

Any other ideas would be welcome.

If I do make another box it will be through DTs, much easier than splined
mitres.

Andy
 
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Andy

An attractive box. From your comments it also seems like you have gained valuable experience from the project that will inform your future work.

Well done

Roy
 

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Andy,

Yes indeed a very nice box. :D Some what pleased it was late being finished. :wink:
That oak board looks special, I would need to plan the use of that with lots of care. :)
 

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Cool box Andy 8)

Don't know the size, but what about using the Oak in a headboard,
either whole or as panels/raised?

TX
 

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Hi Andy

Well done, you've finished it at last and ended up with a very interesting box. :D

As you say, lots of planning required for the board to ensure you get the most out of it.

Cheers
Neil
 

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Thanks for the comments

In order to make the most out of that figured board I would need to resaw it which means another major tool purchase which I cannot see getting past the accountant at the moment.

TX, it could well work as a panel inside a headboard but the work involved in not only making a bed to match and a dresser and a wardrobe and bedside cabinets is just too much for me to contemplate at the moment.

Andy
 
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