Marquetry Boxes

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Project by tim0001 posted 09-13-2016 07:33 PM 555 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had not tried marquetry so I thought I’d give it a try. The lobster boat is based on a picture I took on vacation in Nova Scotia (Peggy’s Cove). I used the packet cutting method on a scroll saw. The boat picture has about 23 different types of wood and about 120 pieces. The blue and green are dyed poplar, the boat is blood wood, others include maple, walnut, sapelle, mahogany, and others, the box is rosewood on walnut. Included are a few other boxes with different motifs. Finish is lacquer. Thanks for looking and appreciate any critique or suggestions for a novice in marquetry.
Tim V.

-- TimV

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 08:34 PM

It turned out great, I really enjoyed

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 09:15 PM

Your marquetry is spectacular. I’m a novice at marquetry as well but yours is beautiful! I still have a lot of practice ahead. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Anna

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 09:53 PM

That is a beautiful piece of work.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#4 posted 09-13-2016 09:53 PM

That is an amazing set of marquetry boxes! Too many to comment on individually, but they are all beautiful!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 09-13-2016 10:51 PM

These are an amazing set of boxes. All of them are truly beautiful!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 09-14-2016 01:51 AM

Very nice work. I’m not sure you still qualify as a novice though. :-)
Stay with it. Marquetry has a way of drawing you in and it is a lovely way to go.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 09-14-2016 06:46 AM

Excellent work!Beautiful boxes and marquetry. You are realy skilled in that what you are doing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 09-14-2016 08:05 AM

These are very professional looking pieces. Keep up the good work.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 09-14-2016 11:55 AM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 09-14-2016 07:05 PM

Absolutely amazing!!! Check another skill of the list of woodworking artisan.

-- "Always with Honor"

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#11 posted 09-14-2016 10:29 PM

Very impressive work. I don’t blame you for taking advantage on utilizing the extras on the stack cuttings.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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