fish box

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Project by oakwood posted 10-21-2012 03:00 PM 1173 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little fish box about a year ago. The bit of marquetry is a vector image photo from 123rf web site. The banding was done on the bandsaw and the finish is simply rubed on 50/50 poly and varsol. The part I found most challenging was the fishing line.

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#1 posted 10-21-2012 03:16 PM

I fish almost every summer morning, so this caught my eye!! Great job..very appealing & the design flows very well.

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#2 posted 10-21-2012 05:27 PM

Very nice John.
That double bevel style certainly gets it done in the close-ups.
Nice veneer choices and perfection in cuts.
Well done too on the fishing line and all the tougher doing it in oak veneer.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 05:31 PM

Beautiful box John, nice marquetry.

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

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 06:02 PM

Is that fish line part of the inlay??? wow if it is it is surly the finest stringing that I’ve ever seen.
Like your bear box this is surley outstanding craftsmanship and your artistic talent realy show.
Thank you for sharing.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 10-21-2012 06:25 PM

Really nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 10:12 PM

Very nicely done.

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

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#7 posted 10-22-2012 12:17 AM

Outstanding John. Now that’s something to be proud of. I’d like to see something like that hanging on my wall.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#8 posted 10-22-2012 12:50 AM

Very fine Box here, Great artistry and superb craftsmanship makes this a real eye catcher, fish catcher, well You know, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 10-22-2012 02:36 AM

The detail in this one is amazing. The banding and perfect joinery is as impressive as the marquetry. (and that’s saying a lot!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 10-22-2012 02:56 AM

BEAUTIFULL! I have been planning to do the same picture. I just haven’t been able to work it into the schedule. Thanks for the post. It gives me some ideas if I ever really decied to tackle it. Pun intended.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 10-22-2012 04:22 AM

Wow, super marquetry, love it.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 10-22-2012 05:43 PM

Nice box,outstanding marqetry.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-22-2012 11:46 PM

Very fine workmanship and marqetry

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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