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Project by larryw posted 1160 days ago 1673 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~





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shipwright

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#1 posted 1160 days ago

Just really cool stuff, Larry I love the inlay work you do.

Thanks.

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

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bigike

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#2 posted 1160 days ago

very nice.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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TJ65

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#3 posted 1160 days ago

you certainly have some patience with the projects that you choose to do.
nice!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Matt Stauffer

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#4 posted 1160 days ago

Pretty cool. Reminds me of “Q-Bert”.

-- Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. --- Psalm 39:5

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1160 days ago

Wow! I love it.

The inlay offsets the geometric pattern perfectly.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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LittlePaw

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#6 posted 1160 days ago

Contrasting light and dark wood really made the 3D stands out. Beautiful! I am looking forward to seeing your next work of art, Larry.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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degoose

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#7 posted 1160 days ago

Superb use of the Louis Cube design…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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lanwater

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#8 posted 1160 days ago

Very nice parquetry. the inlays is amazing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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peteg

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#9 posted 1160 days ago

another one from the Magic inlay man :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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tdv

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#10 posted 1160 days ago

Very Very Nice work. I have got to try more this inlay I did a little on my sons guitar fingerboard but this is superb. Oh dear! so many things to try & so little time
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 1160 days ago

Great job and cool inlay… Looks real nice and one to be proud of!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1159 days ago

Beautiful box. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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itsmic

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#13 posted 1159 days ago

Very nice box Larry, your woodwork and art combine to create special projects, your ambition and execution create inspiration for us all, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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tinnman65

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#14 posted 1159 days ago

Another very nice box!! Thanks for posting.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Keelan

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#15 posted 1158 days ago

Ive done this design but i never thought of doing it as a cover, thanks for posting this, now i need to try something similar. that inlay is beautiful, don’t think i could ever do something like that.

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