Mother's day gift I made for my wife

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Project by Billp posted 2272 days ago 2812 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at Marquetry, The box is curly maple, I veenered the top and did the marquetry. The splines & handle are ebony.

-- Billp

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#1 posted 2272 days ago

Great looking job, Bill! Fantastic looking marquetry. I’ve got to try it one of these days.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2272 days ago

Wow! You’ve done a fantastic job!! If this is your first attempt, then you’ve got it made!! I love the way you’ve put the black top on with the contrasting flower… very cool. What did you use for the black behind the flower?

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 2272 days ago

Very Very Nice.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 2272 days ago

That is gorgeous!
Great work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 2272 days ago

That is a beautiful box and wood. You have one lucky wife.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Paul D

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#6 posted 2272 days ago

Excellent box Bill and the marquetry looks great.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#7 posted 2272 days ago

i really like the curly maple…and the flower on top turned out amzingly especially with the balck back ground…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 2272 days ago

I wish I could get my miters that tight. Beautiful box. I like the shading on the edge of the marquerty leaves.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#9 posted 2272 days ago

Thanks you all, as far as the top goes Iam not sure what it is. It was in a variety pack of veener I used a grain filler on it. The black reminds me of the Lilly ponds at longwood gardens in PA.

-- Billp

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#10 posted 2272 days ago

Great looking box. I love the maple and the contrast. I’ve never tried marquerty…this looks very nice.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 2272 days ago

That box is exquisite. A lovely image that will stick in my head.

-- SM

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#12 posted 2272 days ago

Great job, Bill! I love the contrast of the black top with the quilted maple.


-- Calgary Bill

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#13 posted 2272 days ago

Very nice box and great workmanship.

-- Tom D

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Scott Bryan

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#14 posted 2272 days ago

This is a beautiful box. I love the marquetry and the ebony accents compliment the maple well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 2271 days ago

Beautiful! Bet you were the hero!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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