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Project by Woodenwizard posted 02-05-2013 02:57 AM 1278 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend wanted a napkin box to put on the table as a center piece. This was what I came up with. They were thrilled which always makes you feel good. The marquetry rose was done using the double bevel method on my shop made saw. The primary woods are cherry and walnut.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 03:05 AM

Very nicely done.

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

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 03:22 AM

Very nice – I like that

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 03:33 AM

You did a nice job on the box. The marquetry really adds a nice touch. Glad your friend liked it.

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 05:19 AM

Nice one John.
Roses are such a good motif for marquetry.
Well done.

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

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 12:56 PM

Super cool, I need to practice the double bevel. Nice job, and your face will stay cleaner too.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 02:04 PM

It is good to see others doing double bevel work also. Very nice job.

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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#7 posted 02-05-2013 02:27 PM

Hi John. This is a wonderful box with clean, crisp lines highlighted by your usual high standard marquetry skills. well done buddy!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 03:59 PM


Another great project. The rose really stands out and the wood combination is very nice. As always, wonderful.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 04:01 PM

Bothe the box and the rose are beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 04:04 PM

beautiful project!! I love the way marquetry looks and may even like to give it a try someday.

Great job!!!

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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#11 posted 02-05-2013 05:14 PM

Great box and thanks for the help. Looks like I’ll be going hand powered, as this seems to be the prefered method.

-- mike c

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#12 posted 02-05-2013 06:51 PM

Beautiful marquetry! Your friend will be pleased!

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#13 posted 02-06-2013 04:29 PM

Gorgeous box! Love the details on the rose and the wood combo with the beautiful design.


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#14 posted 02-06-2013 10:04 PM

Very nice as always. I really like the rose.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 07:30 PM

Tis a beaut! Nice wood combos, and inlay as well. Lotta nice details

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

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