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Project by Thepps posted 2131 days ago 1872 views 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a christmas present I gave to my girlfriend (now wife) a few days before I proposed to her. This was my first time trying scrollsawn marquetry, but I think it turned out pretty well. (It’s not perfect) The box is made of walnut with maple splines. The rose consists of bloodwood for the petals, cherry for the stem and curly maple for the field. The black 3/16” border is dyed epoxy. The various parts of the rose were shaded using hot sand. I got the idea of the rose from a woodworking magazine a few years back. It was actually easier building this than I thought it would be.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 2131 days ago

It is beautiful and you know the way to a womens heart. You give her a jewelry box leading her to believe you are going to fill it up. Sneaky.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Bigbuck

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#2 posted 2131 days ago

Very nice. I realy like the shape of the box and the inlay looks great. I am shure your wife is very proud of it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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tenontim

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#3 posted 2131 days ago

Very, very nice. That is a great job on the inlay. Thanks for the post.

-- Tim

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2131 days ago

Great looking inlay! Very nice overall box!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 2131 days ago

Very cool. I’m getting ready to embark on the marquetry train (new scroll saw! – yeah!) myself. I think you did good – obviously you got the girl.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 2131 days ago

Great design and inlay. You did a beautiful job on the box. I am sure your wife was pleased with it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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austinrookie

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#7 posted 2131 days ago

What a beautiful box. I am impressed with the quality of work and the different woods used. can you tell the dimensions of the box and the finish you applied?

-- Czajka1

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Colin

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#8 posted 2131 days ago

Nicely done, well proportioned and interesting to look at, If you can find the time I would like to know more about the dyed epoxy and how to apply this!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2131 days ago

Fantastic! This is the kind of work I hope to be able to do when I grow up. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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jeanmarc

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#10 posted 2131 days ago

Very nice.What a beautiful box.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Dale Robinson

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#11 posted 2131 days ago

I really like that box and the inlay is great.

-- Dale, southeast Misouri http://www.makingwoodentoys.net

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Woodhacker

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#12 posted 2131 days ago

Outstanding Thepps! The design is great too. and I really like the shading on the leaves…that adds a lot to the marquetry.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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trifern

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#13 posted 2131 days ago

Wow! Very elegant box. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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BobR

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#14 posted 2131 days ago

I like it! Have wanted to try some marquetry but never got around to it. Might us this as motivation.

-- Bob

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Billp

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#15 posted 2131 days ago

Nice job, very good looking box. I love the marquetry.

-- Billp

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