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Project by weshighfill posted 10-04-2016 09:16 AM 511 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A custom humidor with the 31st Virginia Infantry battle flag. Marquetry was cut using a chevalet, all in 1/16” thick veneer.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 10-04-2016 10:21 AM

Beautiful made box and this key is wonderfull and useful accesorie. The flag marquetry looks fantastic, so colourful and authenticly folded on ’’wind’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-04-2016 11:42 AM

Wes great job on the box.

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#3 posted 10-04-2016 11:44 AM

Excellent job on this. 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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#4 posted 10-04-2016 04:26 PM

Fantastic workmanship and a beautiful box.

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#5 posted 10-04-2016 04:48 PM

The marquetry looks very good ,well done indeed.
Keith

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#6 posted 10-04-2016 07:33 PM

Brilliant!
Marquetry is first rate and I like the way you stopped the rabbets short and filled the corners with the contrasting woods.

Only fault is it is not big enough!

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shipwright

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#7 posted 10-04-2016 09:10 PM

Nice one Wes!
Well done on the flag.
Did you dye your own veneer?
Of course the box is very nice in itself.

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

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#8 posted 10-04-2016 09:58 PM

Great looking humidor—love the marquetry!

-- Dean

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weshighfill

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#9 posted 10-04-2016 10:08 PM

Paul, I did dye my own veneer. It’s 1/16” thick maple. It’s an area I want to explore more (dyeing thick veneer). I tried using a pressure cooker (as Patrice described somewhere), but that didn’t seem to work very well. I’m sure I just don’t know what I was doing with it. I ended up building a vacuum chamber and pulling vacuum on the veneer when it was in a bath of the dye. Used a ton of dye, quite expensive. I really want to experiment more with this, just hate listening to the vacuum pump all day.

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#10 posted 10-05-2016 12:41 AM

Great box and very nice marquetry.

-- Tom D

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shipwright

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#11 posted 10-05-2016 07:19 AM

I’m working on it too Wes. I’ll get in touch when I get back from holiday.

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

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#12 posted 12-08-2016 03:32 PM

Very nice humidor! I’m working on one right now. What was your sanding/routing process for the trim?
I’m really afraid of tearout when working on the corners.
Thanks!

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weshighfill

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#13 posted 12-08-2016 03:53 PM

You’re right to be worried about tear out. I’ve had the edging blow huge chunks out when routing them in the past. These days, I flush it up by hand because of that. I just use a block plane or #4 hand plane to get the edges down close to flush, then finish up with a scraper if necessary. The nice thing about thick veneer is you don’t destroy it so fast if the plane gets to it, compared to commercial thin veneer (which I’ve done).

I round the edges over with a block plane and smooth it out by hand with some sandpaper. Takes a little longer than a router, but far less risky. The less-than-perfectness of it give a less machine made feel to it, which I personally prefer.

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