My first attempt at inlay

Editor's Choice - Jan 19, 2016

This is a keepsake box I made for a friend, the box was basically done when I attempted the inlay so I was scared to death of doing it but it turned out alright. Sometimes you just have to jump in head first.

Woods: walnut figured walnut top

Tags: box inlay walnut


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TonyCan ...

looks great!

lanwater ...

It turned out really nice!

shipwright ...

Very nice Myles.
Welcome to WWW.

lightweightladylefty ...


What an outstanding box! The grain really complements the inlay . . . or the inlay really complements the grain. Whichever it is, the two together bring the box to perfection.

Thanks for sharing and welcome to WWW.


a1jim ...

Welcome WWW Myles
This is one great looking box your inlay turned out fantastic,well done.

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

very nice job , beautiful inlay

Blackie ...

Very nice Box Myles

Myles ...

Thanks to everyone, I don’t post much but I’m always looking at everyone else’s projects for inspiration. I’ve been trying to include more techniques in my work so I’ve taken a couple of classes at William Ng’s school in California, one of them was the inlay class the other the Maloof rocker class that I hope to finish soon. Like so many things in life, once you do it it doesn’t seem all that hard so I encourage everyone to push their work a bit. Sometimes a couple of practice pieces are needed but they can also be used somewhere.


william ...

Nicely balanced piece, love the inlay, what did you finish it with ?

Myles ...

I just used a shaker can varnish.