Lignum Vitae case with inlaid wood

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Project by Alexander Valle Albert posted 11-26-2015 01:07 PM 3041 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lignum Vitae case-box with wood inlaid on top. Hinge was made out of LV too. Paste wax finish. Woods species used in inlay are: West Indian Satinwood, Blue Mahoe, Cuban Mahogany, Courbaril and Cobana Negra. Thanks for looking. Alexander

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 01:21 PM

beautiful work

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 03:24 PM

Nice design! I like the slim look – great job on the details.

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 03:43 PM

This is one beautiful case,it’s a wonderful design and amazing workmanship.
I see you have several projects made from Lignum Viate,is this a wood that’s plentiful in your area? I know Lignum Viate is supposed to be a very stable wood and use to be used for wood clock gears,but I didn’t know it was such a beautiful wood.

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#4 posted 11-26-2015 06:16 PM

Only thing which is more incredible than this awesome inlay are wide wooden hinges. This box is realy extraordinary.

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#5 posted 11-26-2015 07:14 PM

That is a very beautiful case with exceptional detail!
Thanks for sharing this work with us.

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#6 posted 11-26-2015 10:21 PM

Great marquetry, nice looking box.

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#7 posted 11-27-2015 12:36 AM

Thank you very much for your comments! a1Jim, I live in Puerto Rico, and Lignum Vitae is a native and available wood here.

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#8 posted 11-27-2015 03:59 PM

Thanks for the information Alexander.

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#9 posted 12-02-2015 07:51 AM

Beautiful work… thanks for sharing.

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