3 Christmas boxes - Just in time

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Project by Wingstress posted 12-25-2012 01:01 AM 1516 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished these just a few hours ago. I had two little nieces born this year so I made them each a box with their first initial to put their hair bows in. The third box is for a friend of mine. No originality in the box design, I followed Woodsmith vol. 33/No 194.
However, I did have some fun with the veneers and marquetry. It had been a long time since I made anything but longboards. It felt good to build a box again.

“M” box – Walnut with Satinwood veneer
“R” box – Indonesian Rosewood, Bloodwood, and Zebra wood
4-Way box – Cherry, Bloodwood, and wanlut burl.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 01:10 AM

I like the shape of these. The quad-matched burl veneer looks great, too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 01:21 AM

Gorgeous work on these.

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

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 01:54 AM

Wow! Those are all very fancy.

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

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 02:02 AM

Great looking boxes Tom. Will make some awesome gifts for a lucky few.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 02:19 AM

Beautiful boxes well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 02:33 AM

All real beauties Tom.
Nice work budd.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 03:32 AM

Very nice, they sure catch your eye.

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 04:58 AM

Fantastic! Wow! 3 boxes of Wow!

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

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#9 posted 12-25-2012 05:11 AM

Hi Tom. These are very fine looking boxes.
We communicated about two years ago about router marquetry.
Is that still your method of choice or are these done differently?

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

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#10 posted 12-25-2012 02:35 PM

wow great job , love the veneer. You just gave me a idea for next christmas . :)

-- Dubb , WV

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#11 posted 12-25-2012 05:33 PM

Hey Paul M.
Yep, I did all the marquetry with a router. It’s pretty much the only way I do it now. I’ve got it down to be pretty quick and easy.

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Merry Christmas.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#12 posted 12-25-2012 07:46 PM

Wow Tom, that is some beautiful work! Fantastic gifts.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 12:50 AM


-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#14 posted 12-26-2012 02:38 PM

What beautiful boxes, and surely to be treasured!
The walnut and satinwood (yellowheart) combination is new to me and one I must try myself.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#15 posted 12-30-2012 01:34 PM

Nice personal gifts with special meaning .

-- Kiefer 松

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