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Project by shipwright posted 07-29-2011 05:50 PM 1728 views 4 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am placing some pieces in a local art gallery next week and one of the themes I’m going with is the classic style of marquetry cutting so there will be three pieces in the show with the same motif. This box will be accompanied by the two wall plaques that I have previously posted http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50066 .

I have been cutting in sets of four and I just know that before long the other one will likely show up here. I just don’t exactly know how it will be presented yet.

Other pieces in the show will be Oops!, Little Cabinetree, Facets, and the Seiner box that I posted yesterday.

This is a small local gallery so I’m not expecting to sell anything but you never know, do you? At least it will give me an opportunity to get a little public feedback.

Wish me luck.

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





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 07-29-2011 05:57 PM

Excellent pieces, Paul. Best of luck at the show.

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

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rance

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 06:19 PM

That’s a very nice presentation of the piece Paul. I really like the two tone on the side too. Is that lid hinged or is it a lift-lid?

I wish you well with the gallery. I’m not sure I could sell something like Oops though. I think I’d have to price it to not sell.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 06:24 PM

Paul,
I must confess, when I first saw the wall hangings, my reactions were “Damn, that is a great inlay! It would look perfect on a box.” But then, I’m a little “box-centric”. But, here it is… my wish has come true. If folks at the show don’t appreciate these, they are blind.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 06:45 PM

Ill tip my hat for that kind of work..

Well done Mr :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 07:02 PM

I second RogerBean’s last statement! Your choice of background wood is perfect, Paul! Best luck at the exhibit!I’m betting that all will be sold!

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

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 07:07 PM

Paul what great work and such details! Amazing work!!!!!

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

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 07:43 PM

I love ‘em, Paul. I hope I can do something like that one day.

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

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#8 posted 07-29-2011 07:55 PM

Best of luck Paul. Let us know how it works out.

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#9 posted 07-29-2011 09:38 PM

Fine Work Paul, I’m thinking these are going to be very well received!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 07-30-2011 01:02 AM

Make sure their fire system is in good working order, these projects, and this one in particular, are HOT!!

This one belongs on the wall. Beautiful!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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peteg

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#11 posted 07-30-2011 01:58 AM

Good luck Paul, I am sure the trunk will be lighter on the way haome :))

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

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shipwright

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#12 posted 07-30-2011 02:51 AM

Thanks all

You humble me again

Rance, the hinges are the same as my other boxes so I didn’t repeat the photo. I left the closure splines out of the two boxes in the show so they are still both stop-hinged and removable. I can install them if a buyer doesn’t want the option.

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

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#13 posted 07-30-2011 03:30 AM

Beautiful, that background compliments the marquetry perfectly. I’m sure you will do well at the show. If Oops is the project I think, you had better price it high as you will miss out on years of fun having it around the shop.

-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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#14 posted 07-30-2011 04:49 AM

Incredible Paul, I agree with Autmn, these pieces belong in a gallery. You’re mastery in selecting the right piece of veneer to create a certain effect is stunning. Beautiful work.

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

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#15 posted 07-30-2011 04:59 AM

Paul,

We feel a little cheated. There is room for six photos! LOL

We agree with all the comments about how well the background fits the marquetry. The box is really stunning, but since we can’t see it in person and ooh and aah over it, we’d love to see more photos!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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