Marquetry Flower Box

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Project by davidtr3 posted 01-03-2016 04:37 PM 1175 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest marquetry project. The flower is set in sapele pomele. The petals, leaves and stem were sand shaded. The boarder is dyed green reverse diamond veneer and reverse diamond walnut. The bottom panel is walnut. The box is chechen with hand cut dovetails and chamfered edges. The frame is 3/4” which is somewhat thick, but the box is heavy and has a satisfying feel when holding it.

Anyway, off to cut more tiny pieces… Thank you for viewing.

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#1 posted 01-03-2016 05:48 PM

Very beautiful work.

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#2 posted 01-03-2016 06:52 PM

This is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 01-03-2016 09:15 PM

Nice one David. Your shading does a good job of adding depth.
Well done, gotta love cutting those tiny pieces.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 01-03-2016 11:28 PM

love your workmanship and the sand shading is just the right amount in my opinion.
Thanks for sharing.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#5 posted 01-04-2016 01:05 AM

David, very nice. I agree with Paul, I love your shading, it really adds depth to the flower.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#6 posted 01-04-2016 02:45 PM

great work

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#7 posted 01-04-2016 03:15 PM

Paul, I was cutting out an eye for a koi on Sunday with a fretsaw, and of course, I found the waster, but the eye has yet to be seen! LOL.

gotta love cutting those tiny pieces.

- shipwright

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#8 posted 01-05-2016 12:58 AM

Beautiful box—your marquetry is first rate!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 01-05-2016 04:00 PM

David, there is a position known as the marqueteur’s prayer. You get down on all fours and bend forward until your nose almost touches the floor. Then you sway left and right, staring at the floor. Back up a foot and repeat.



-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#10 posted 01-07-2016 12:37 AM

Nicely done. The sand shading really makes the petals pop.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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