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Project by Woodenwizard posted 273 days ago 642 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All of my wife’s cousins are coming to visit from various States. Some my wife has not seen for over 30 years. So I wanted to give each family something to take back with them as a reminder of their stay in Colorado. So I made six of these boxes. The marquetry is suppose to represent Colorado aspen leaves. I used walnut and maple and finished them with shellac, wipe on poly and a coat of wax.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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shipwright

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#1 posted 273 days ago

Very nice John.
Simple, elegant and flawless.
When I say simple I mean it as a compliment. Simplicity is not simple to pull off this well.

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

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#2 posted 272 days ago

Nice job. Are the marquetry leaf pieces dyed?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 272 days ago

Fine work. Perfect gift for special people.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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Lenny

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#4 posted 272 days ago

Nice craftsmanship on the boxes John. Clean, crisp lines and nice looking splines too. It’s the aspen leaves marquetry that really set these off. The families are fortunate to receive these.

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

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Max

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#5 posted 272 days ago

John, Great work, I am sure that the cousins will be very thrilled with there thoughtful gifts. I really like the marquetry and the splined miters.

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

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Pete Jansen

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#6 posted 272 days ago

Love it. I have a marquetry starter kit that I haven’t even opened yet. Super cool.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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kiefer

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#7 posted 272 days ago

Very elegant boxes with the inlays making them very special .

-- Kiefer 松

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Woodenwizard

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#8 posted 272 days ago

Tanks Paul: When you have six of anything to do you need to keep it simple.

Bobasaurus: Only the green leaf is dyed.

Max & Lenny; Always a treat to hear from you.

Kiefer: Truly appreciate your comments. I admire your work.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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shipwright

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#9 posted 272 days ago

What’s the yellow John?
It looks brighter than osage orange.

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

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aussiedave

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#10 posted 272 days ago

Very nice boxes John and marquetry…excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Woodenwizard

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#11 posted 272 days ago

paul; I think it is yellowheart. At least that is what the guy said where I got the veneer. This is the first time I have used it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 271 days ago

Lovely boxes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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scrollingmom

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#13 posted 270 days ago

Those boxes look great. I do like the leaves, they make a wonderful touch.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#14 posted 270 days ago

I agree with Paul. Very elegant, indeed.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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