|Project by mauibob||posted 11-22-2015 02:21 PM||1345 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Inspiration for this project came from Matt Nedeljko’s beautiful Bouquet of Flowers Marquetry Box that he made for his wife, Sherri. See Matt’s writeup for more on the origin of this design.
Since I did not have the original pattern, I used one of Matt’s photos of his project, along with Adobe Camera Raw (part of the Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom suite) to correct the distortion inherent in photographing an object at close distances. I took the distortion-corrected image to my light table, traced the contours and used this as my final pattern (see last image).
The marquetry itself was cut using the pad (stack) method, with a few copies being made for additional boxes. Woods used include dyed koto veneers, aspen, walnut burl, teak, ebony and sapele, with the box itself constructed of Hawaiian koa with Gabon ebony splines and maple trays. As with all my boxes, it is lined with Japanese washi paper.
Box dimensions are 7×6 3/8×3 7/8 inches.
-- Bob, Potomac, MD