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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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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 556 days ago

excellent box,thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 556 days ago

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 556 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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shipwright

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#4 posted 556 days ago

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 556 days ago

Semper Fidelis!!!

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#6 posted 556 days ago

Wonderful work and beautiful box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Northwest29

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#7 posted 556 days ago

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 556 days ago

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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Page2171

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#9 posted 556 days ago

Incredible work!

-- Brian in Leesburg, GA

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Ben Dittenbir

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#10 posted 556 days ago

Very Nice

-- Ben - California

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shipwright

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#11 posted 556 days ago

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 556 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#13 posted 556 days ago

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 556 days ago

The box turned out fantastic, awesome!!!!

-- Intarsia92

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NeerlyObsessed

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#15 posted 556 days ago

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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