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Ruby Thoated Humming Bird Box

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Project by davidtr3 posted 07-13-2016 04:24 PM 438 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece based on a earlier design I did.

The 8 1/2” x 8 1/2” x 3 1/2” box is mahogany. The lid on the till is sapele pomele. I normally do mitered corners on my interior till frame, but I decided to make brackets and dado the front into the brackets.

The humming bird is dyed abalone, sycamore and dyed veneer graphite. The flower is dyed pink and sandshaded. Finished using wiping varnish and rubbed with bee’s wax.

Thanks for viewing!
-D





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#1 posted 07-13-2016 05:47 PM

Very clean work whit thic marquetry.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 11:45 PM

Great looking box—and just beautiful marquetry! I like the wood species you chose—they really complement the humming bird and his flower!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 02:09 AM

Everything about it is just beautiful.

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#4 posted 07-14-2016 03:01 AM

Very nice David. The hummer is a wonderful little study for a marquetry project.

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

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#5 posted 07-14-2016 02:32 PM

Don’t know what you were paid for it but my guess is it wasn’t enough. What a fabulous piece of workmanship, just beautiful. Had I made it I doubt I would have been able to part with it

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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davidtr3

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#6 posted 07-14-2016 04:05 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Jim, you couldn’t be more accurate. For me, it turns out to be a labor of love in two regards, I want to work on my craft and I want to pass these things onto other people so they can enjoy them while covering some of my material expenses. And yes, it is very hard parting with some of my pieces!!!


Don t know what you were paid for it but my guess is it wasn t enough. What a fabulous piece of workmanship, just beautiful. Had I made it I doubt I would have been able to part with it

- JimInNM


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#7 posted 07-14-2016 11:44 PM

Wow…wow…wow… Your work on the top is beautiful, as is the whole project.

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