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Flounder Swimming on Magnolia

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Project by SenecaWoodArt posted 04-17-2018 04:54 PM 1075 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is another joint effort between my wife and me. Several weeks ago we had a lady we had made a box for call and ask if we could do a flounder on a keepsake box as a surprise birthday present for her husband. She had a specific picture of a flounder that she wanted. Well, we said yes and here is the result. The box is Walnut, with the inset on the lid done in Magnolia. the body of the fish is Lacewood and the fins are Zebrawood. Everything is natural wood colors, with the exception of the eyes, which are beads from Michaels. The dimensions are 12”L x 7”W x 6”H. Thanks for looking and commenting.


The flounder is done in intarsia. The body is Lacewood and the fins are Zebrawood.

Body is Walnut and inset on lid and lifting handle are Magnolia.

Removable tray is also Magnolia and the bottom of the tray and the box is finished with cushioned Blue felt.

-- Bob





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mikeacg

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 06:45 PM

Beautiful and very well done! I’m a big fan of using natural wood colors!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#2 posted 04-17-2018 07:05 PM

Very nice work! Your choice of wood makes this extremely attractive.

-- John D, OP, KS

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SenecaWoodArt

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#3 posted 04-17-2018 07:19 PM

Mike Thank you for the view and nice comment. I only use natural wood and very little stain.

-- Bob

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SenecaWoodArt

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#4 posted 04-17-2018 07:20 PM

John Thank you for the view and compliment.

-- Bob

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#5 posted 04-17-2018 09:13 PM

VEry nice project, love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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SenecaWoodArt

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#6 posted 04-17-2018 09:18 PM

Doug, appreciate the nice comment.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 04-17-2018 11:17 PM

the flounder is fabulous.. good job making the custom flounder box. bet you never have another request :-)

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SenecaWoodArt

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#8 posted 04-18-2018 12:30 AM



the flounder is fabulous.. good job making the custom flounder box. bet you never have another request :-)

- michelletwo


Probably not for a flounder. Thanks for the compliment.

-- Bob

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#9 posted 04-18-2018 04:02 AM

Vet Nice Indeed Bob & Well Done!

-- _

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 04-18-2018 07:19 AM

Bob, I like this box. The intarsia flounder is great. It looks like you and I build boxes in a similar manner. You might consider corner splines for your tray. It would strengthen the joinery. I like your rounded corners and soft lines. Your wood choices are great for showing off the intarsia and corner splines. Wonderful team effort. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 04-18-2018 08:42 AM

The details on the fish are wonderful.Generally, i think it would be a great gift for a fisherman, where to keep the most greatest memories.

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

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#12 posted 04-18-2018 10:41 AM

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

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#13 posted 04-18-2018 10:43 AM

That fish on top turned great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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SenecaWoodArt

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#14 posted 04-18-2018 02:46 PM

Rick, Thanks for the view and complioment.

-- Bob

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SenecaWoodArt

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#15 posted 04-18-2018 02:49 PM

Boxguy, Thanks for the view and critique. Yes, we do make many boxes in the same style. I have taken advantage of your instructions and am most grateful. I also do other boxes in a completely different style. It just depends on the mood of the day.

-- Bob

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