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Project by mauibob posted 1264 days ago 2720 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for a dear friend of ours who many years ago lost her woodworking husband. She had an old box of veneers that she gave me and I placed a few of these into the marquetry flower.

The box is made of cherry with koa miter splines, and the flower marquetry includes burl walnut (background), birdseye maple, quartersawn maple, pearwood, sapele and figured teak. The flower design was my modification of a 17th, early 18th, century marquetry segment from a William & Mary tall case clock.

I covered the inside of the box with a floral Japanese washi paper which I attached with 3M spray adhesive.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD





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Spoontaneous

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#1 posted 1264 days ago

What better way to use the veneers than to give a beautiful gift in return. Nice box… and nice work on the marquetry.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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bigike

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#2 posted 1264 days ago

nice box love the flower marquetry.

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

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 1264 days ago

beautiful

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 1264 days ago

Very nice box! What a great gift.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1264 days ago

Wonderful work. The burl is a perfect background for the flower.

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1264 days ago

Beautiful and a kind gift.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#7 posted 1264 days ago

Beautiful work so well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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itsmic

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#8 posted 1264 days ago

Sharp looking box, beautiful work on the marquetry, and a very fine gesture to your friend, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 1264 days ago

Beautiful work Bob..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 1264 days ago

this is stunning – and the story behind it, beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#11 posted 1264 days ago

Nice work on the marquetry! What method did you use to cut this? Good choice for the burl background, makes the flower really pop! Really like the paper on the inside too. Nice touch.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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shipwright

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#12 posted 1264 days ago

Beautiful marquetry

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

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Heidi Neely

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#13 posted 1264 days ago

Supremely beautiful! :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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tinnman65

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#14 posted 1264 days ago

Very nice marquetry, Great job!

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

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Woodenwizard

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#15 posted 1264 days ago

Nicely done! The marquetry is great and just pops of the burl.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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