" The Lone Cypress" Intarsia

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Project by wdkits1 posted 394 days ago 1026 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

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#1 posted 394 days ago

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.....

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#2 posted 394 days ago

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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#3 posted 394 days ago

Beautiful work of art.

-- John, Illinois,

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#4 posted 394 days ago

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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#5 posted 394 days ago

i agree with OakHill. Beautiful

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#6 posted 394 days ago

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


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#7 posted 394 days ago

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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#8 posted 394 days ago

fabulous looking boxes. Your intarsia work is outstanding,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 394 days ago

Wow! That’s a beauty.

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

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#10 posted 394 days ago

Love the work on the tops, very nicely done.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 394 days ago

Most excellent work.

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#12 posted 393 days ago

Those are AWESOME!!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 393 days ago

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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#14 posted 393 days ago

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

-- Mike

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#15 posted 393 days ago

Outstanding picture!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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