2 hummingbird box

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Project by maharg posted 12-09-2008 06:48 AM 1905 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is veneered with curly makore and edged with solid eastern maple. the box is lined with felt. The initials on the front are done with mother-of-pearl.

-- Steve, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 12-09-2008 07:38 AM

sweet box!

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#2 posted 12-09-2008 01:36 PM

Love the details great box

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#3 posted 12-09-2008 01:54 PM

Thats a great looking box. The Hummingbirds set it off. I think a red felt to match the red in the birds would have looked better though.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 12-09-2008 03:38 PM

Absolutely excellent. Great design, color and composition.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 12-09-2008 04:27 PM

Great box! After the wonderful marquetry, I love the tray handle and the splines, and the outer frame inlay being carried down the mitered corners of the box. My hat is off to you.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 12-09-2008 04:37 PM

That is really well done. I am very impressed with your work.

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#7 posted 12-09-2008 04:40 PM

Very nice! Someone will enjoy this for many years.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 12-09-2008 04:46 PM

Very nice, something to aspire to now that I have begun my journey into boxes.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#9 posted 12-09-2008 05:55 PM


-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#10 posted 12-09-2008 06:18 PM

Really love your work, fantastic.

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

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#11 posted 12-09-2008 06:36 PM

Thanks again, the color of the felt was what the customer wanted, to match her room. Red usually goes good with mahogany colored wood.


-- Steve, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 12-09-2008 06:42 PM

Beautiful box Maharg love the hummingbird lid and the design of the box itself.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#13 posted 12-09-2008 07:02 PM

This is magnificent work!
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#14 posted 12-09-2008 08:44 PM

Wow. For me, boxmaking doesn’t get any better than this!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 12-09-2008 08:44 PM

Absoultely beautiful. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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