Custom woodworking and design
 
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I sanded the star nice and smooth and got the second coat of spackle on the star to get it as level as possible. I can tell just in sanding the first coat, that it's going to look good(I hope!). So I'll be letting that dry today.


Next up was the star border.
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The star will lay inside this circular border on top of the box. It's a bit rugged at the moment, but I'm hoping some sanding cleans this up.

Lastly was the map inside of the box.
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Initially I thought I would use a wood burning pen to trace the map and fill it in with color. However, after seeing how nice the print alone looked laying flat I decided I would paste it straight to the box, however I still wood burned the edges and the mountains to give it some depth. I think it came out really good(see below). I still have a lot more detail to do here, including the corners of the map, color for the water, and more details that I've missed. But I wanted to get this part started at least.

Thanks for checking in.

-Steve



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