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Project by DocT posted 04-30-2009 03:25 PM 2466 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these for my two daughters (4 and 2). Not an original design, I saw the idea in one of the woodworking magazines a few years back. I hadn’t tried intarsia yet, and decided to give it a shot. I altered the original slightly by increasing the depth of the boxes and produced a mirror image for one of them. I built them from scraps of hard maple, lacewood and walnut. As you can see, they were immediately filled with treasures!

-- tracyturnerstudio.com





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Rj

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 03:35 PM

Wow Doc now these are really cool !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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woodsmithshop

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#2 posted 04-30-2009 03:37 PM

very nice job!!! your daughters will treasure them forever, really nice job on the intarsia.
Smitty

-- Smitty!!!

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 03:45 PM

Very unique, I love the whimsy of the design.

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 04:00 PM

Really great boxes! Great art!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 04-30-2009 04:15 PM

Hey Doc
I love these, great job.Do you remember what magazine These came from.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 04:34 PM

Those are very nice, Its a very fun design.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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kolwdwrkr

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#7 posted 04-30-2009 04:35 PM

These are cool and favorited.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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isetegija

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#8 posted 04-30-2009 04:44 PM

Very nice and unique boxes.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 04-30-2009 05:01 PM

Sooo cooool!!!

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

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milehigh

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#10 posted 04-30-2009 09:07 PM

I bet the girls love those! They are really cute

Paul

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#11 posted 04-30-2009 09:25 PM

Without a doubt, these are about the cutest little intarsia projects I have ever seen. Adorable and great job!
Very nice!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#12 posted 04-30-2009 09:49 PM

brilliant, cute, beautiful…. adorable!!
well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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DocT

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#13 posted 04-30-2009 10:40 PM

Thanks for your kind words everybody!

a1Jim- I looked it up. They came from Wood magazine issue 175 (Mar ‘07).

-- tracyturnerstudio.com

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Mike

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#14 posted 05-01-2009 12:08 AM

She (who must be obeyed) likes frogs so now I will have to attempt to steal your idea…..

Or something similar

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#15 posted 05-01-2009 12:58 AM

Those are beautiful. My little granddaughters would love them. I will have to give them a try. Great job and thanks for sharing

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