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3 boxes w/marquetry for Christmas

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Project by DonSol posted 11-23-2016 12:51 AM 445 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are going to be Christmas gifts and I hope I get the right one to the right person. I still have a couple more to go.

The first one is black cherry from a friends woods, the second is spalted hard maple that I put under the mulch in the flower beds and the third one is buckeye from a local hard wood dealer. I like knots so the buckeye has one in the front. Years ago I made 13 pieces of furniture for a couple and I put a knot in each one. When I delivered a piece the first thing he would do is look for the knot.

The boxes are 7”w X 5”d X 3”h and finished with spray lacquer.

Thank you for looking, all comments and constructive criticism is appreciated. I will answer all questions you might have.

Here is a link to a blog I posted on how I cover the inside bottom of the box:

http://lumberjocks.com/DonSol/blog

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle





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Woodenwizard

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 01:08 AM

Nothing is better than a handmade gift. Looks like you have been busy as a bee. The marquetry really gives the boxes their personality.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 02:06 AM

Don, I do like your method and will try it on the next box I build. Thanks for sharing your idea with all of us. I can see a real advantage in being able to change the liner if the customer doesn’t like the cloth I picked.

It will take a little looking ahead, but the best time for me to trace the bottom pattern would be when I have the box taped up for a dry fit before gluing the sides and before gluing in the bottom. Good luck on your last two boxes, may the grain be with you. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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shipwright

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 03:04 PM

Nice work Don.
You’ve been as busy as a bee!

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

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-23-2016 05:00 PM

Don, this is beautiful work and they are real eye catchers.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DonSol

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#5 posted 11-23-2016 05:24 PM

Thank you for the comments and yes I have been as busy as a bee. But, I have enjoyed it and I even forgot and missed a meeting at the Art Center.

Al – Just don’t forget to leave a little gap depending on the thickness of the cloth.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 11-23-2016 06:52 PM

Beautiful.
Please put me on your Christmas list.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Bud_3

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#7 posted 11-23-2016 09:01 PM

I like them all!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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SteveGaskins

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#8 posted 11-24-2016 03:08 AM

Great looking boxes. Love the marquetry.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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DonSol

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#9 posted 11-24-2016 06:05 PM

I appreciate the comments, thank you.

Gene If we went back to Adam and Eve and then come back down we could probably find a link, but it just wouldn’t be close enough, sorry.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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Roger

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#10 posted 11-30-2016 03:44 PM

All 3, very beautiful Don

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

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