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" The Lone Cypress" Intarsia

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Project by wdkits1 posted 07-24-2013 12:39 PM 1079 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone

Been quite some time since I’ve had any new work to post. Been real busy with repair work mostly. But here are a few photos of my latest commissioned project. These custom keepsake boxes are made from Brazilian Cherry( Jatoba) and measure 6” x 8” x 4”. The Intarsia for each box lid is comprised of 36 pieces from 11 different woods. Box is finished with 4 coats of wipe-on satin poly and the Intarsia is finished with 3 coats of spray-on satin poly.
Woods used—Background—lacewood, rope-maple, sky-tulipwood, sun- yellowheart, distant hills-cocobolo, water- blue mahoe, rocks- spalted beech, tree – palo santos, tree trunk- fishtail oak, gulls and shoreline- holly, weeds- lignum vitae. Fun Project

-- Mike --http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu/





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 01:04 PM

WOW WEE!!! those are some awesome boxes!
I really like them, Those tops are just awesome!
Keep up the great work!
Hope you find the time to post more often, you do great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 03:04 PM

Very nicely done! You have the gift of simplicity without losing any of the essence of what you are creating.

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

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OakHill

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 03:14 PM

Beautiful work of art.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 04:17 PM

well it was worth the wait i think, very beautiful work mike, i love the scene on those boxes, someday i shall try my hand at this…simply beautiful…..thank you for sharing mike.

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

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mds2

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 04:58 PM

i agree with OakHill. Beautiful

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RWAARM

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 05:57 PM

Beautiful!!! The grain in the wood for the water and sky are wonderful.

-- RITA, INDIANA-RWAARM@YAHOO.COM

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stefang

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 07:27 PM

Great work as always Mike. The wood choices are excellent and the whole box and intarsia make up a wonderfully well done project.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 07-25-2013 12:23 AM

fabulous looking boxes. Your intarsia work is outstanding,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Roger

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 12:49 AM

Wow! That’s a beauty.

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

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tomd

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#10 posted 07-25-2013 02:50 AM

Love the work on the tops, very nicely done.

-- Tom D

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waho6o9

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#11 posted 07-25-2013 03:48 AM

Most excellent work.

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 07-25-2013 06:19 AM

Those are AWESOME!!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 07-25-2013 10:47 AM

WOW Mike… apart from the boxes being very nice, the Intarsia is amazing… I have never seen Intarsia that complex before you did a really really good job, simply awesome.

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

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wdkits1

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#14 posted 07-25-2013 11:57 AM

Thanks All for the comments.
I really enjoy the chance to create this stuff for a customer.

-- Mike --http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu/

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majuvla

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#15 posted 07-25-2013 06:50 PM

Outstanding picture!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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