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Jewelry Box Build

As anybody whos listened to me talk about woodworking at all in the last year and a half knows, ive been planning a jewelry box build for a very long time now. having come into a lovely stash of walnut, i was finally able to get to work on it now. The design will be similar to this one i did a while back, but this time done in walnut, with a Celtic knot inlay done in copper wire running down the sides.

Got the pieces cut for the sides a couple weeks ago and ive been slowly pounding in the inlay, and i couldnt resist posting a picture of the process. So far ive got one sides inlay completed, and another side ready to do the inlay. Its extremely monotonous and time consuming work to do though. It took nearly 4 hours to hammer in the channel for the inlay, and roughly 2 or 3 to prepare and actually inlay the copper, and thats just for one of the short sides. Lot of work ahead of me, but the end result will make it all worth it
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Chris, I'm looking forward to following this build, but even more to seeing the finished project in person.

You've got a great start going there.

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Looking good. Can't wait to see this come together.

One of these days I'll get around to trying some inlays on a project.
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Looking good. Can't wait to see this come together.

One of these days I'll get around to trying some inlays on a project.
I don't recommend it unless you have a lot of time to kill... Make sure you've got a good show running in the background
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Only took 6 hours total, but i got the inlay finished up for side number 2! Really, really hate pounding the wire flat in preparation, its so bloody time consuming. Anybody wanna go halfsies on a rolling mill?
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Looking good, I have an idea that's in the works. How are you glueing the copper? I have made a device to flatten the copper using cam roller bearings, not sure how the wider copper will take a bend
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Looking good, I have an idea that's in the works. How are you glueing the copper? I have made a device to flatten the copper using cam roller bearings, not sure how the wider copper will take a bend
Friction takes care of it for the most part, and some CA glue makes sure it stays there

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Wire press one roller is adjustable for thickness. I just flatten one end of wire and pull through
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Wire press one roller is adjustable for thickness. I just flatten one end of wire and pull through
Pretty interesting little gizmo there. How thick of steel did you use for the base? I'm guessing something pretty beefy to deal with the forces, 1/4 maybe? How well does that work? Got any pictures? :D

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It's 1/2" X 2 1/2" the rollers are 1". I am going to run some 1/4" OD copper tubing and see what happens
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1/4" copper tubing
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Well that seems handy. Have you tried it on solid wire, and does it work as well?

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I have learned something from this build. Good Job.
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