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This is a box I made this week. It’s my first attempt at using a quilt design (parquetry) of the mariner’s compass. I could use your help with table saw jigs that help cut diamonds and triangles.





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 12-27-2017 08:09 PM

Very beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 12-27-2017 09:45 PM

Impressive work beautiful results.

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#3 posted 12-27-2017 11:05 PM

Outstanding…..

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#4 posted 12-27-2017 11:57 PM

Nice work on the parquetry. How thick is the material you are using?
I cut a lot of parquetry pieces with a shop made guillotine. It makes very sharp edges very quickly. This time it’s set up for Louis cubes.

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

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N1poppy

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#5 posted 12-28-2017 12:05 AM

I used 1/2 inch thick pieces so I could get about three 1/8 inch thick finished designs. I like your guillotine cutter. Do you have a drawing of the cutter and location I can buy a blade?

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#6 posted 12-28-2017 12:55 AM

That’s real purdy. You should be proud of it!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 12-28-2017 12:59 AM

Wow, This is outstanding.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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shipwright

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 02:05 AM


I used 1/2 inch thick pieces so I could get about three 1/8 inch thick finished designs. I like your guillotine cutter. Do you have a drawing of the cutter and location I can buy a blade?

- N1poppy


My cutter is an adaptation of a commercially available tool. I use a utility knife blade in this one.

I have another one that has a safety razor blade in it that can be bent to create a curved cut. You can see it here. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/111745

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

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#9 posted 12-28-2017 09:13 AM

Beautifully designed and built box. The wood colors go so well together.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-28-2017 10:39 AM

Very well done, the wood is gorgeous.

-- andrek

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#11 posted 12-28-2017 11:55 AM

that is a beauty..great job!!!!

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#12 posted 12-28-2017 12:23 PM

Mighty fine job!

-- Dale

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#13 posted 12-28-2017 01:55 PM

This box is so beautiful and nicely done. The pattern is wonderful and the box is a fine eye catcher.

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

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

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#14 posted 12-28-2017 04:33 PM

Great looking box, Top notch on the Parquetry!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 12-28-2017 07:58 PM

one week to produce such a beautiful box. Outstanding workmanship

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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