Wow, great work!
Much appreciated. In the past, all my inlays have been done by hand. Creating the design in photoshop, printing it out and using an exacto knife to mark the outline. Then a variety of tiny dremel bits to carve out the material. (Shoutout to my dentist for letting me have a couple bits he was done using). All the inlay on this page was done by hand.After that, tell me about the tarpon inlay; How’d you do that - hand carve, router template, cnc? and what’s the inlay material? definitely post the sapele when you’re done, really good stuff.
I'll be sure to post again next time I get some finished. Hoping to have some to sell. Still looking for a good redfish design. You're correct about the magnets. You can see one in the corner of the inside of the box.That's incredible. I'd strongly consider buying one if you plan to sell these, especially one with a redfish or bonefish on it. Any magnetism to keep it closed?
I've been tempted to try something like this! The adhesive back is great to have. That's how the freshwater inserts that I found are.I know you can buy adhesive backed foam inserts from Umpqua. You might have some luck cutting those to a desired shape. The price probably isn't as nice as what you found but it might be a decent starting point for finding some saltwater sized foam.
I've seen boxes like that but wasn't sure what the material was. That might work really well for what I'm doing. I'm going to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!5mm craft foam can be found at various locations Amazon/Hobby Lobby/etc. I also thought the Seadek looking stuff in this one looked sharp.
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Even if you didn't get the milled out grooves, you could just use a plain sheet of Seadek and cut slits with a razor knife.