Tiny Square Satinwood with Purpleheart Box

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Project by WoodMosaics posted 10-02-2008 05:46 PM 1987 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this my “Tiny Square Satinwood and Purpleheart” Box. On the top of the box is an Aunt Sukeys Choice quilt pattern. The square box is about 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” and 2 1/2” tall. Inside it is 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” x 1 1/2”. I made it using 92 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. I used the half size pieces for the “Aunt Sukeys choice” pattern on the top, so there are 40 pieces where I would normally have 20 pieces. The box is finished in its natural color with 1 coat of varnish brushed on and 3 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer. The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the box from the center out. On this box the wood is “Ziricote” from South America, “Pink Ivory” from South Africa (a wood that is sacred to the Zulu tribe). “Black Palm” from Indonesia. (I cut this on an angle to give the black dots a different look) “Purpleheart” from Central or South America is a very bright purple wood. Then “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka is used on the main part of the box. Satinwood has the most beautiful golden satiny luster to it. On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw.

This box is all made from very exotic wood.

I lined the box with black velveteen.

This box may be prettier than a lot of the jewelry that could go in it.

Tiny Sq Sw-Ph Box


Now this video again was made by Tara (weirdwolf) from She can take the credit for the good picture quality of this video.

Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker, the maker of Wood Mosaics

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#1 posted 10-02-2008 06:26 PM

Nice work. That is something else.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 10-02-2008 06:46 PM

Really fantastic. All of your ‘quilting’ inlays are beyond gorgeous.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#3 posted 10-02-2008 06:47 PM

Beautiful, love the size.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-03-2008 11:59 AM

Beautimus, just gorgeous, you have made a masterpiece with all those exotics.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 10-03-2008 01:44 PM

Excellent work Robin.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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