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Two beautiful fly-tying boxes, with a little help from WoodCentral.
SHOP OWNER: Dick Wilson
Thanks to the finishing advice from Mike Dresdner and others on your forum, my first attempt at building boxes turned out pretty well.
I made the first box--a fly-tying kit box--for a fund-raising donation to a fly-fishing organization I belong to. The box is made out of 100+ year-old walnut, re-sawn and bookmatched. Maple inlay strip surrounds the box at the glue line. The oval inlay is also maple, with a woodburned feather design. The two trays are also made of maple. The hardware consists of solid-brass Brusso quadrant hinges and latch. The finish is Minwax Natural Stain and 10 hand rubbed coats of Hope's Tung Oil/Varnish.
I saw the wood for the other box and decided to build a box for myself, as long as I was building one. It is made of quartersawn spalted sycamore. I used lacewood for the inlays and tray sides. Again I used solid-brass Brusso quadrant hinges and latch. This box is finished with 10 coats of hand-rubbed tung oil....Dick Wilson
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