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Project by oakwood posted 10-30-2012 01:05 PM 1289 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another wood box with marquetry. The banding is made by sandwiching wood strips together. You then crosscut the strip, glue the small sections together and then cut the banding as needed.The design on the lid comes from a site called 123rf. It is a royalty free photo and vector image web site. I find it is a good place to browse for ideas and designs. Thank you for looking.

Here is the site that instructs how to do the inlay. I know that my description is not to good, so this should clarify it. The inlay banding may seem like allot of work but really it isn’t and you also end up with a handful of it for future projects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQdMOEMvVEI





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shipwright

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 02:05 PM

Another nice box John.
I agree that making banding is a bit tedious but as you say you end up with lots and it is very rewarding to see the fruits of your labor on a finished product.
Yours is handsome and its alignment looks perfect.
Nice marquetry as well.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 02:08 PM

It looks like A LOT of work to me. But it is beautiful.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 02:16 PM

Another home run! You do beatiful work, and everything is individualistic. The marquetry and banding are outstanding.

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

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woodworm

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 02:47 PM

Beautiful

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Roger

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#5 posted 10-30-2012 03:04 PM

Exceptional box, design, and marquetry. Super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 03:16 PM

It’s a real beauty John ,fantastic work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Sellers

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 01:14 AM

Very, very nice John. Love the box design. Might like to try that with the 4 post structure. And I’m really liking the marquetry design. I had to look at it for awhile to pick up on the subtle hint of a womans face. Thanks for the links.

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

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 01:19 AM

That marquetry and banding make this one very special. Probably too tedious for me but I really admire your skill. (maybe I’ll just buy some banding). That wouldn’t count though :(

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

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kiefer

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 01:59 AM

Very nice
Love the design and inlay but my favorite detail are the lid corners .
Just a exquisite box !

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 03:55 AM

Well done. Wonderful piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#11 posted 10-31-2012 04:16 AM

Very nice, love the marquetry.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 10-31-2012 12:10 PM

Really nice project.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Gpops

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#13 posted 11-10-2012 11:44 PM

Nice job John, the marquetry and banding make it an outstanding one of a kind.

Don

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