Hummingbird box commission

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Project by wdkits1 posted 11-12-2009 03:57 AM 2059 views 8 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a call from a client in California yesterday that saw my website and asked if I could do a hummingbird box for him to give to his wife for her birthday which is next week. I said that I do commission work but usually require at least 30 days notice. He said that he would be willing to pay a little extra if I could get it done.Well who am I to argue with making a bit more money so I took on the job. It is one of my standard patterns /kits which did make it easy to do although I haven’t done this pattern in a year or so. Here is the finished box which I did today-minus the hinges, the lining and another coat of finish.
The box is mahogany with maple inlays. The top is made with bookmatched mahogany, bookmatched birdseye maple, ebony (beak, feet and triangles), (tulipwood (flowerpetals),bloodwood (throat), pau-amerillo(center of flower) and different shades of green poplar(bird and leaves). Box is 5”x 6” x 3”

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 11-12-2009 04:07 AM

That looks fantastic! Excellent color!

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#2 posted 11-12-2009 04:14 AM

Fantastic job! Beautifull design. I am sure your customer will be very happy with the results.

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 04:22 AM

thats beautiful. i do stain glass and thought thats what it was. i have done a couple high chair backs like that and it makes for a beautful project.


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#4 posted 11-12-2009 04:30 AM

Something nice to whip up in a day. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 04:48 AM

Wow, beautiful box.

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 05:04 AM

Nice work!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 11-12-2009 05:16 AM


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

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#8 posted 11-12-2009 05:19 AM

Beautiful box. Very good job.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 11-12-2009 05:33 AM

Very nice box.

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#10 posted 11-12-2009 05:40 AM

nice work came out real nice!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 11-12-2009 06:30 AM

That’s a beauty, like it lots!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 11-12-2009 07:17 AM

wonderful job looks great

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#13 posted 11-12-2009 08:14 AM

What a beauty,i like it

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#14 posted 11-12-2009 08:40 AM

Most elegant, nice job i love the humin bird. Awsome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 11-12-2009 09:09 AM

Nice use of woods for your boxtop..very pretty work.


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