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Project by UncleStumpy posted 09-16-2012 08:53 AM 2169 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Looking around the flea market as usual, I came across this beat-to-hell piece of marquetry piled up with a bunch of other junk. I decided that I would try and rescue it and got the guy down to $8.00 – I’m sure he had no idea what it was.
On the bandsaw I removed all of the broken and distressed parts and came up with about 12 inches of material I could work with. Carefully sanded, bits and pieces replaced and used a syringe to glue down all the pieces that were coming loose. Took a few days. Made the box not too fancy so as not to take away from the beautiful marquetry and with Frank Lloyd type legs (my wifes suggestion). Ended up about 13 X 14 X 4.5”.

I was REALLY happy to do this piece of art proud and keep it out of the dumpster. Thanks for looking guys!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 11:15 AM

Made for a nice box. Good save

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 11:37 AM

Very Well Done…... Ready to be enjoyed for many years to come.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 12:44 PM

Yes, a very nice save—you have every right to be proud of your work on this piece.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 03:29 PM

An excellent restoration for sure…! I often wonder how many of our LumberJock’s treasured projects and masterpieces will some day in the future end up in a flea market somewhere..

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 05:08 PM

Great example of your patience, craftsmanship, and good luck. LOL! Old meets new. Wabi Sabi. Possibly on your next treasure hunt you can do a few pictures of the piece before you re craft it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 09-16-2012 05:36 PM

Nice job – and I love the subject matter!

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#7 posted 09-16-2012 06:12 PM

DocSavage – Damn, I should have thought of that!!!
I usually take some pics during the construction of a project, but a pic or two of this in it’s beat up state would have been great. Oh well – woulda, coulda, shoulda…......

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 09-16-2012 06:38 PM

In the future

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 09-17-2012 10:38 PM

nice save!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 09-18-2012 06:51 AM

Very nice marketry work.

-- Muriel, Belgium

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