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More prototypes

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Here is another small box with inlay that I made as a prototype for the class at Lee Valley in Jan.  The box itself is quite small and very easy to make.  It takes about 2 hours total construction time using only hand tools, but the inlay takes quite a bit more.

Since making the tea caddy, I have really gotten into inlays, I was lucky enough to be able to visit someones house that was full of english antiques.  They let me take some pictures.  This is an awesome piece.  Made from solid QSWO, walnut banding and then the shells and fans in the door panels.  I took some close ups of the shells and have even made a few.  Here is my latest and best.  I took me three tries to figure out how to do it, and I am very happy with the results.  The background is curly maple, the shell is cherry, the 'inside' of the shell is QS cherry and the edging is plain maple.  Since this worked out so well, I am going to try making a few out of some burl venners and some crazy grained stuff.

 

 

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