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Birds and Bees, A Reversing Marquetry Box

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Project by shipwright posted 07-28-2016 11:09 PM 2643 views 25 times favorited 72 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a prototype that I made to find where the problems would be in taking my previous reversible boxes to the next level. The plan is to eliminate the edge of the lid which, if square, is seen in both configurations. The solution seems to be to make the edge a point allowing opposite colours on the two versions to be continuous with the sides. Lets just say …. I learned a lot. It isn’t as easy as it looks on paper.

The marquetry here is done with thin commercial veneer and isn’t finished very well at this point (and may never be) but the lessons learned will, with a little luck, make the next one worthy of the thick sawn veneers I will be using on it.

I did a little video to show the workings a little better. Have a look.


https://youtu.be/jKmvjkSk1qE

Thanks for looking

Paul

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





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NaFianna

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#1 posted 07-28-2016 11:13 PM

Stunning

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 07-28-2016 11:14 PM

These are gorgeous…I love the honey cone! Beautiful work as usual Paul.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 11:21 PM

WOW WOW WOW..I adore the subject matter..the birds are wonderful! thank you for sharing this delight..you made me smile & feel amazed and delighted.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 11:28 PM

Very COOL…

Thanks to those Corner Hinge Pins, it really makes it work!

Great project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 07-28-2016 11:31 PM

Man, that’s the most amazing box I’ve seen! I have never seen a reversible box like this! Very beautiful and very cool!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 07-28-2016 11:37 PM

That is just fantastic.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 07-28-2016 11:44 PM

I am totally blown away. What a concept. The video really explained how it works. Thanks for sharing this new dimension in box making.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 07-28-2016 11:48 PM

That’s pretty awesome and a prototype…that’s funny. It’s too nice for that. I will say, it’s an awful lot of work to cover up the awesome bees with the birds. I would just stick with the bees. :)

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#9 posted 07-29-2016 12:12 AM

OMG Paul!! That is so incredibly beautiful!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 07-29-2016 12:27 AM

Love the concept and beautiful marquetry and if this is a prototype for another to come I can’t wait to see it .
I especially like the corner posts serving as hinges .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#11 posted 07-29-2016 12:43 AM

Wow, that is SUPER cool! Stunning piece!

-- YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4Z1D0oj_oYnD1yoZnT-Vw

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#12 posted 07-29-2016 12:55 AM

Well that sure is a showpiece Paul!!! Glad to see that it made it into the Daily Top Three. Congratulations!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 07-29-2016 01:04 AM

That’s truly fantastic.

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#14 posted 07-29-2016 01:07 AM

I don’t think I’m alone when I say, that is freaking amazing!

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#15 posted 07-29-2016 01:11 AM

HA,HA,HA!

I give up! OH DAH! David Savage said a WOW! statement from a fellow woodworker means “I wish I’d made that”! OMG I can’t imagine making that.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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