Marquetry Goldfinch Box

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Project by DonSol posted 07-23-2017 11:18 PM 625 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been awhile since I posted, I had a month and a half virus and after thart it was just one thing after another. I was out in my shop but I sure wasn’t doing much. I’m back to normal and the dust is starting to fly.

On this piece I was going to make it look like the finch was inside the box (Tromp l’oeil) but I made the finch to big. So he ended up on top and to keep him there I gave him some seed. I used the window method cutting with a knife. The box is red oak and measures 5’‘X7”X3”. I rounded the edges of this box because I liked the look it gives Al’s (Boxguy) boxes. I used to do this years ago and then I got away from it for some unforgotten reason.

Any and all comments are appreciated. If you see something I could have done better then please say so, I am always trying to improve and do better on the next one.

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

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 05:39 AM

Nice one Don. The shots from overhead do have I certain amount of trompe l’œil going on. I bet you nail it next time.
Good looking box.

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

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#2 posted 07-24-2017 01:21 PM

This is an outstanding box and has a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 07-25-2017 07:47 PM

Your approach it’s always a good move.

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#5 posted 07-26-2017 03:36 AM

Very nice.

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