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Project by Woodenwizard posted 07-10-2014 11:34 PM 1946 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finally found some time to do some more marquetry. I made this tray for my niece’s wedding gift. It is made with some Koa and the following veneers, Mahogany, ebony, English Sycamore, Walnut burl, maple, and dyed maple, with cherry splines. It is finished with shellac and several coats of wipe on poly.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 07-10-2014 11:40 PM

That turned out sweet! The marquetry is beautiful!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Roger

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#2 posted 07-11-2014 12:00 AM

Superior, incredible, and super eye candy right here.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 07-11-2014 12:11 AM

Beautiful—I’m sure she’ll enjoy many breakfasts in bed with it!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 07-11-2014 12:33 AM

Nicely done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 07-11-2014 12:52 AM

Very attractive and nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 07-11-2014 01:30 AM

That’s a really fine piece, good job. The marquetry came out very clean.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 07-11-2014 01:45 AM

beautiful tray, excellent workmanship. The marquetry looks great and takes this try to the next level. I’mm sure your niece will treasure it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Max

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#8 posted 07-11-2014 03:52 AM

John, As usual your work, craftsmanship and marquetry is beyond great. You have a very luck niece and I am sure she will be very thrilled to receive this wonderful gift. Another fine piece of craftsmanship.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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motoman

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#9 posted 07-11-2014 11:46 AM

Well done John. Love the marquetry. I’m sure it will be appreciated and become a family keepsake that will remind them of uncle John whenever its used.

-- Mike Wix

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#10 posted 07-11-2014 12:25 PM

Great work, I recently took a class on this and was surprised how hard it was to get the change of directions right without leaving gaps. Its beautiful.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bigkahunaranch

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#11 posted 07-11-2014 02:01 PM

Man, that looks super.
The details in the marquetry are what really sets it off.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- To see samples of my work, please visit https://www.facebook.com/bigkahunaranch

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#12 posted 07-11-2014 04:08 PM

Very fine looking work.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#13 posted 07-11-2014 04:27 PM

This is a beautiful piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Lenny

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#14 posted 07-11-2014 04:45 PM

John, your marquetry skills are top notch. The tray on the whole is beautiful and your niece is lucky to have such a talented uncle.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#15 posted 07-11-2014 05:19 PM

BIG, BIG PLUS on you skills. I sure do like them !!!!!!!!!!!! Yelp I sure do,,,,,,,,

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