Hummingbird box commission

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Project by wdkits1 posted 1719 days ago 1585 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 1719 days ago

That looks fantastic! Excellent color!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1719 days ago

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 1719 days ago

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 1719 days ago

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 †

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#5 posted 1719 days ago

Wow, beautiful box.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 1719 days ago

Nice work!!

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

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

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#8 posted 1719 days ago

Beautiful box. Very good job.

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

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#9 posted 1719 days ago

Very nice box.

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#10 posted 1719 days ago

nice work came out real nice!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 1719 days ago

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 1719 days ago

wonderful job looks great

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#13 posted 1719 days ago

What a beauty,i like it

-- Johan, South Africa, /

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#14 posted 1719 days ago

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

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 1719 days ago

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


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