The following boxes were personalized to the interests of the recipients, showing the wide range of subjects that be depicted with inlay. A person’s initials can be inlayed along with an image of something that they like. It makes the box special to them. They know that it was built and meant specifically for them.

The recipient of the box with the compass in it, is an accomplished Canadian private pilot that has meticulously maintained a 1947 Bellanca Cruisair, hence the maple leaves and the images of the aeroplane.

The other box was given to a man that is a “Chef on the Run”. Note how the chatoyance of the abalone became the eyes. It wasn’t exactly planned that way, but as I was sanding the abalone flush with the wood, the eyes emerged. I was quite pleased that it turned out the way it did.