Hatteras Lighthouse Box

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Project by wdkits1 posted 09-08-2009 08:29 PM 1887 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of pics of my newest intarsia commission. It is for a wedding present. The box is 6”x 8” and uses 45 pieces from 10 different woods. .This was a fun project. Very challenging because of all the small pieces.( Thank goodness for 3 power jewelers goggles.) Here is a list of the woods used—Box and foreground-Black Walnut, Rope and white on lighthouse and seagulls-Holly, sky- Tulipwood, Black on lighthouse-ebony, Lighthouse light and boat-Pau Amerillo, Water-Blue Mahoe, Weeds-Lignum Vitae, Sand-Persimmon, Fence posts-Jatoba, Grey part of pedestal-Ambrosia Maple, Red of pedestal-Bubinga.

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 09-08-2009 08:49 PM

Great Job, Someone will be pleased to get this!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 08:51 PM

Wow! It’s getting to be where I just wander around this site, shaking my head in awe at the work I see…
Super Job, Mike!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 09-08-2009 09:11 PM

Beautiful box and a wonderful job with the intarsia. I’m a lighthouse lover and have been to Cape Hatteras, about a year after they moved the light. Hard to believe the image was done with different woods! I am jealous of your talent and of the lucky person who is to receive this box!


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#4 posted 09-08-2009 09:45 PM

Great work, thanks!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 09-08-2009 10:12 PM

Beautiful work that’s going to make a beautiful gift. Great Job.

-- John @

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 01:35 AM

Very nice work. Its cool to see the intarsia on a box. I don’t see that often. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 01:27 AM

Mike, another excellent piece of work. I just love all the intarsia you do. Someday I may just stray up your way and take a lesson or two. Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 09-10-2009 01:32 AM

Very nice. I love it’s look!

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

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 03:42 AM

Thanks all for the comments.
To Jerry—Come on up anytime. I’m sure that we could swap some sawdust stories

-- Mike --

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