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Project by NeerlyObsessed posted 12-30-2012 06:45 PM 1091 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a gift for my oldest brother. He request the box for a very close friend of his. The dimensions are 13” x 13” x 7” large enough to get full sized sheet of paper and other larger items inside. I wish I had additional photo to help show the box, but it seems projects are always coming down to a deadline and I don’t get all the photos I should. The woods I used are Ipe (black), bloodwood (red), Satinwood (yellow) and Maple. The finish was a sprayed lacquer.





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#1 posted 12-30-2012 07:00 PM

excellent box,thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 07:04 PM

What a beauty! You did all that inlay? That is some real talant. The whole thing is perfect!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 07:17 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 07:33 PM

That is just excellent marquetry. (I assume it is marquetry)
What is your cutting method?

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

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#5 posted 12-30-2012 07:46 PM

Semper Fidelis!!!

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#6 posted 12-30-2012 08:27 PM

Wonderful work and beautiful box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-30-2012 09:09 PM

An amazingly beautiful box – excellent craftsmanship. Please give us more detail about the inlay(?) on the top of the box.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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NeerlyObsessed

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#8 posted 12-30-2012 09:18 PM

Thank you all for the complements.

Shipwright, yes this is marquetry but not traditional. I use Corel Draw to make all the designs and then cut the veneer with a small laser cutter.

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#9 posted 12-30-2012 09:30 PM

Incredible work!

-- Brian in Leesburg, GA

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#10 posted 12-30-2012 10:29 PM

Very Nice

-- Ben - California

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#11 posted 12-30-2012 10:45 PM

Still superb work ….. thanks for the clarification.

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

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#12 posted 12-31-2012 12:39 AM

Extremely nice work!

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

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#13 posted 12-31-2012 01:49 AM

Beautiful! And the craftsmanship/finish is flawless!

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

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#14 posted 12-31-2012 02:25 AM

The box turned out fantastic, awesome!!!!

-- Intarsia92

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NeerlyObsessed

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#15 posted 12-31-2012 04:27 AM

Thank you everyone for your comments!

Northwest29 I am not sure what information you would like, but I will try to give you some additional info. Technically speaking this is marquetry not inlay. The center design starts with 40 larger sized veneer pieces that I then cut into approximately 350 individual pieces. Most of these are in the eagle with 199 total. All of the colors of these veneer are natural and not dyed. Let me know if there is something I am leaving out you would like to know.

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