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post #1 of 10 Old 12-22-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a small jewelry box from some left over maple and a little purple heart. As you can tell the door on right is very thin (1/4") and even tho I cut off all but 2 threads on screws they still blue out the front.Butterflies-byron-153.jpg

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-23-2010, 05:03 AM
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I can't see the blow outs, but the jewelry box is awesome! I love the inlays, they look fantastic!
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Great looking box. Can't see the blow-outs either.
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-23-2010, 07:57 PM
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I don't see the blowouts either. I love the inlay work, beautiful work.
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That's exquisite. That took some time.

I can see the blowout. When you're working with wood that thin if the screw ends exert any pressure at all against the fibers at the end of the hole it will create a very noticeable bulge on the opposite face. I assume they didn't "blow out" but that they bulged and in trying to sand down the bulge you exposed the screw holes?

Whether it happened that way or not, your post-finish fix is to fabricate vary small plugs. Use the same Purpleheart you used for the inlays and B'flies and it will look fantastic. It won't look like a "fix", it'll accentuate even more. It's a beautiful piece and it deserves that one last effort. JMHO.


Edit: I just reread this and I think I should clarify that in this case, they wouldn't be "hole plugs" because you do not have a hole, but the same principle applies - they will be "caps". That actually makes it even easier. Let me know if I'm not painting a clear picture but this is an easy fix.





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That is beautiful! I think it deserves a well staged photo to show it off.
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That's exquisite. [/COLOR]
Thats the word that would do it justice I think.

It really is one of the most beautiful pieces of woodwork I have seen. From the quality of the quilting on the maple, the craftsmanship, and that inlay - wow!

I hope one day to be able to make something like that.

thanks for sharing
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Thanks guys. This is the first time I have taken pictures of any of my work. Wife and family is always getting POd about that. But I would like to take my skills up a couple of notches, and I can do it w/help from yall and a few pictures.
I had a lot of fun w/this one. I have a guy that wants this same box, only woods reversed. Think I will try to get things right next time.
The finish is 5 coats of tung oil and topped off w/3 coats of bison wax.
I love the smell of that wax.
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-25-2010, 03:12 AM
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My wife said 'lovely box, but typical man, had not tidied up'.

I have taken similar pics because all I could see was the item and not the background clutter.

You could use an art prog (I use a free Paint Shop Pro) to crop the pics to eliminate unwanted background.

I have also taken pics using a white sheet just draped over everything as background.

The cabinet is a masterpiece. In an expensive store would cost $700.

Lets see some more pics of other work.
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Wow, wow, wow! That is really stunning. Purpleheart is often tricky to incorporate and is sometimes a little overused, but you really nailed it on this project.

Well done!

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