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Project by davidtr3 posted 03-13-2016 01:16 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up my latest project. Honduran rosewood frame with bloodwood miter keys. Bloodwood and brass lid lift. Maple and rosewood till.

Reversed diamond boarder is rosewood. Quilted maple globe is set in sapele pomelle. Various dyed veneers.

They say straight lines and circles the difficult to execute, so I am pleased with the results.

Enjoy and thanks for viewing!

-David





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 03-13-2016 01:41 PM

A real beauty, top, with inlay is a real eye catcher.

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

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#2 posted 03-13-2016 03:29 PM

really beautiful, excellent box, well doen!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 03-13-2016 04:18 PM

Really nice all around David and your lines, straight circles, and all are spot on.

Well done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 03-13-2016 04:55 PM

Nice colours on inlay, box looks very pretty too, especialy this pull.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-13-2016 06:07 PM

Beautiful box—I love the inlaid lid!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 03-13-2016 06:13 PM

A beautiful piece and I really like the butterfly and flower. Good job.

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

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#7 posted 03-13-2016 07:17 PM

Really nice work. The marquetry and choice of materials is fantastic.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 03-13-2016 07:32 PM

This is a beautiful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 03-14-2016 01:11 AM

Very nice box. What did you use to cut the Marquetry with ?

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#10 posted 03-14-2016 02:40 AM

Nice box and great marquetry.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 03-14-2016 07:51 AM

What a lovely project. well done Sir!!!!

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

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#12 posted 03-14-2016 10:25 AM

Outstanding…..

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#13 posted 03-14-2016 01:09 PM

Absolutely wonderful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 03-14-2016 01:53 PM

I used an Excalibur 16” scroll saw. It is a wonderful saw, but at 400 strokes per minute on the lowest setting, it is not really intended for marquetry. Also, I adjusted the motor to reduce the forward throw of the blade.

My favorite thing about this saw is that the table remains flat, while you can adjust the angle of the arm to the right or left.

Thanks!
David


Very nice box. What did you use to cut the Marquetry with ?

- rustynails


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#15 posted 03-14-2016 03:03 PM

Thanks for the info David.. Always nice to know how people are cutting there Marquetry.


I used an Excalibur 16” scroll saw. It is a wonderful saw, but at 400 strokes per minute on the lowest setting, it is not really intended for marquetry. Also, I adjusted the motor to reduce the forward throw of the blade.

My favorite thing about this saw is that the table remains flat, while you can adjust the angle of the arm to the right or left.

Thanks!
David

Very nice box. What did you use to cut the Marquetry with ?

- rustynails

- davidtr3


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