Another marquetry box

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Project by jaymac posted 2605 days ago 1636 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 2605 days ago

Very very nice.

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#2 posted 2604 days ago

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 2604 days ago

Really nice!

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#4 posted 2604 days ago

Awesome work. A real inspiration. Thank you

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#5 posted 2604 days ago

Cool idea….great execution!

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

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#6 posted 2604 days ago

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

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#7 posted 2604 days ago

Magnificant! I love this box. ;-)


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#8 posted 2603 days ago

What a fun box, real nice :)

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#9 posted 2601 days ago

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 2601 days ago

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 2601 days ago

pretty amazing!

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#12 posted 2198 days ago

Amazing, wish there was bigger pic’s…

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#13 posted 2091 days ago

Good marquetry work.
well done.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#14 posted 2091 days ago

That is a fine box. Nice work.

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#15 posted 2045 days ago

Very beautiful.

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