Another marquetry box

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Project by jaymac posted 07-16-2007 05:29 AM 1736 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is still unfinished inside, not sure what purpose it will serve so I left it alone for now. The entire box is veneered, hard maple is the substrate. I used purpleheart, quilted maple and various dyed veneers.

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#1 posted 07-16-2007 05:37 AM

Very very nice.

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#2 posted 07-16-2007 08:41 AM

Jay this is a very nice small box and I just love small wooden boxes. Congratulations on a fine achievement.

The marquetry is something I’ve yet to tackle. It would be nice if you would post larger pictures.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 07-16-2007 05:19 PM

Really nice!

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#4 posted 07-16-2007 07:10 PM

Awesome work. A real inspiration. Thank you

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#5 posted 07-16-2007 08:05 PM

Cool idea….great execution!

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

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#6 posted 07-16-2007 08:25 PM

I had troubles making the LJ logo for my sign! I can’t imagine doing something this complex.

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#7 posted 07-16-2007 10:09 PM

Magnificant! I love this box. ;-)


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#8 posted 07-17-2007 05:50 AM

What a fun box, real nice :)

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#9 posted 07-19-2007 11:48 PM

I trust that you make the box first and glue the marquetry to the box.

Please tell us how you do the glue up. I’m eally impressed with the way the grain follows the form.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#10 posted 07-20-2007 03:11 AM

No, actually the top and sides are veneered and glued up individually. Then the top is cut to size and the sides were cut to fit the top. The top was mitered into the sides to avoid seeing end grain.

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#11 posted 07-20-2007 03:38 AM

pretty amazing!

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#12 posted 08-25-2008 08:30 PM

Amazing, wish there was bigger pic’s…

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#13 posted 12-10-2008 09:50 AM

Good marquetry work.
well done.

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#14 posted 12-10-2008 11:36 AM

That is a fine box. Nice work.

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#15 posted 01-25-2009 07:58 PM

Very beautiful.

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