Marquetry box

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Project by DonSol posted 02-07-2016 08:53 PM 1425 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is in the style of the Brit Box Maker shell box. I like it because it is like having an uninterrupted canvas to work with. Instead of geometric designs I like flowers, butterflies and insects.

I used all natural veneers except for the black. The background is redwood burl, avoider for the flower petals, etimoe for the flower centers. The butterfly is a book matched maple burl with the black dyed veneer.

The overall dimensions are 7”w X 5”d X 4 1/2”h.

Thank you for looking and all comments are welcome.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 08:55 PM

What a beautiful box.

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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#2 posted 02-07-2016 09:30 PM

Very cool. Lots of detail.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 09:31 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Don. I would love to make a box similar to this one day.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 01:27 AM

That is amazing. I love the design and how it flows around the box sides.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 02-08-2016 01:31 AM

Excellent work.

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#7 posted 02-08-2016 01:32 AM

Love that marquetry—great looking box!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 02-08-2016 02:28 AM

Nice work. How are you cutting? Knife, saw, etc.?

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

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#9 posted 02-08-2016 03:49 AM

Very nice marquetry.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 02-08-2016 03:55 AM

Beautiful work!

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#11 posted 02-08-2016 04:06 AM

wonderful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 02-08-2016 05:45 AM

Thank you everyone for your comments and looking at my work.

Paul – I use the scroll saw and knife. In the next couple of days I will post a similar box and I took pictures as I made it. I will post them with it and that will give everyone a better idea how I do this.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#13 posted 02-08-2016 05:50 AM

Realy incredibly marquetry. 3D effect is just awesome. Butterfly looks so alive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 02-08-2016 08:56 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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