|Project by larryw||posted 02-18-2011 04:50 AM||2181 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
This is a box that I made for my son that includes parquetry(geometric shapes in wood) and abalone inlay. The shapes (“diamonds”) are cut @ 60 degree angles from three shades of wood set together to form a hexagon. These are then assembled together to form what is known as “tumbling block” pattern , this is the classic isometric cube, and I thought it would be fun to try this form of woodworking and put a little inlay in there to mix it up a bit. It’s not as detailed as the first two boxes that I posted, but I think it turned out nice. It’s made from black walnut with red oak splines in the miters , with black walnut, honey locust,and red oak pieces for the parquetry top. I embedded rare-earth magnets in the box and lid for a nice touch when closing the box top.
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