Valentine Rose that never dies

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 02-17-2016 08:23 PM 925 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend wanted a keep sake box for his wife for Valentine’s Day. I didn’t have a lot of time and this is what I came up with. I added a marquetry rose in the top to signify Valentine’s Day. The box is cherry, and walnut with a rosewood veneer top with dyed veneer for the rose.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 02-17-2016 08:45 PM

What a nice box on short notice .
You did well and the rose adds that special touch and beauty .


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 09:16 PM

As always John, your marquetry is top-notch. Additionally, you built a beautiful box.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 09:29 PM

Nice one John. :-)

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

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 11:39 PM

Very nice John. Looks gr8 where you positioned it. Nice box also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 02-17-2016 11:57 PM

Ditto everything above plus 2 on the cherry bottom

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 02-18-2016 12:34 AM

John, As usual your work is beyond reproach… The box is great looking and the marquetry is fantastic….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 02-18-2016 01:38 AM

Nice piece John.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 04:00 AM

Great work on short notice, or any notice for that matter.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#9 posted 02-18-2016 04:55 AM

Beautiful work my friend.

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#10 posted 02-18-2016 07:59 AM

Beautiful colourful inlay, nice box with those splines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-18-2016 03:09 PM

John, this is a beautiful box. Congratulations.

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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#12 posted 02-19-2016 02:55 AM

Very pretty. Really like the inlay.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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