Marquetry Valentine

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Project by shipwright posted 02-14-2013 05:03 PM 1897 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Off and on for about ten years now my wife has been getting valentines from me based on the “Bee Mine” pun.
They have been as simple as a hand drawn card and as complex as a 3D mine with matchbox machinery and fuzzy little bees from the craft store. This year marquetry seemed to be the way to go.

Yes, she loved it. It made her smile.

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

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 05:22 PM

Very good! You’ve been busy!!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 05:27 PM

Very nice, great detail on the bee, super.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 05:28 PM


Very Nice…

Happy Valentines Day!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 05:38 PM

Your wife must have been thrilled. That is worth a 100 Hallmark cards. Really nice work Paul. It’s going into my favourites for next year’s valentine. How many did you make.

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 06:25 PM

You have a great mind!:)


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 06:33 PM

Very nice.

-- - Terry

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 06:36 PM

It must be Valentines Day. This is sure to please on the day. Very nicely done Paul! I’ve never thought of a mine as being romantic before. I hope she isn’t a gold digger.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 06:47 PM

Great job, Paul


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 07:30 PM

That’s a honey of a card! Nice job!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 08:14 PM

Very nice Paul !

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 08:22 PM

how very romantic, and very clever…the bow of a boat and the mine, and the bee looks like a mischievous drone looking for his queen…...and you found her, and have her heart, and she has yours…....a beautiful way to express it…....your friend …bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 08:35 PM

Paul….Looks as if you have been as buisy as a bee in your workshop. That is a really nice valentines present.

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 09:36 PM

Paul, your work is Just Amazing!
Glad she loved it!
I understand you got to hang out with some other LJ’s Boys, Glad you all, had fun!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 09:36 PM

Smiles here too Paul. From both of us.
Happy V-day.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 09:48 PM

Thanks folks,

Bob, I just made one…. I only have one valentine.

Griz, It’s actually a mine cart on the rails but that’s my bad .. not yours.

Robert, Always fun to meet LJ friends in person.

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

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