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Those are really nice! I really like the last one.

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Actually I can see exactly what you are saying and really have to agree to a certain extent on the last box. But there is a bit of a story behind it. My grandson like to come down to my shop and tinker around with me. when he found out I was making him a box, the first thing he wanted to do was PAINT it....Ohhhh NO< NO< NO< says I..we don't paint wood down here I told him...

I must agree with you on the inlay work,,,the more I play around, the easier it gets. I've found an xacto knife to be the best cutting tool so far, but have ordered a carbon steel scalpel to give a try...
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So your grandson helped his grandpa design the box, how can I argue with that!!!!
Hopefully one day he will understand why you don't want to paint your boxes. It's great when the kids or grand kids take an interest in your hobby, it makes it that much more enjoyable.

Like you say i find that an x-acto knife is the best tool to cut veneer inlay with. I haven't tried a scalpel so let me know how it works.

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Howdy Russ,,, and thank you for the kind words. I am constantly amazed at just how people react and like boxes.. For me, the biggest thing is to just do em for the fun of it and the reactions they get. That and there is just an endless number of ways to put a box together....Just getting started, learn from you mistakes, Like HarrySin says, make features out of them when you can... and enjoy...


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Most excellent. My wife likes and collects boxes. She saw these, and like everyone else we both said wow. Hope to please here by doing something like this one day. I`m just
getting started though. Nice work.

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Thank you James, very much appreciated...

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Those are really nice! I really like the last one.

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He sure did Mike.. and that makes it even more speical..He's at an age now, th at I do hope he remembers all about it 50 years from now He loves to tinker down in the shop...using little more than some of my more "disposable" hand tools *L*..but he has gotten on the drill press supervised and just thinks its the coolest thing goin'.
I do hope we have another woodworker in the works...

as for the scalpels... I've tried a couple from the bay that I ordered. very sharp, don't seem to last as long as the x-acto's and considerably more flimsy/flexable. Not really a big fan. However, this guy:

Paul Schurch Woodwork, veneer, marquetry, furniture, seminars, tools, supplies

has been my source for alot of tools and he does handle the carbon steel scalpels. Reasonably priced... I have 2 ordered to give em a go.


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Hi Bill,

So your grandson helped his grandpa design the box, how can I argue with that!!!!
Hopefully one day he will understand why you don't want to paint your boxes. It's great when the kids or grand kids take an interest in your hobby, it makes it that much more enjoyable.

Like you say i find that an x-acto knife is the best tool to cut veneer inlay with. I haven't tried a scalpel so let me know how it works.

Work safe, Have fun,

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