Mallard Box

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Project by tomd posted 371 days ago 1165 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is box made of birch ply covered with walnut burl veneer, a mallard marquetry picture on the lid. I used black and white striping on the edges and finished with shellac. The interior is covered with maroon velvet with a padded and buttoned lid. The hinges are 120 degree 3inch stop hinges. It is 14L x 9D x 8H. Thanks for looking.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 371 days ago

Great job! Love the marquetry. I have done several ducks and really like this one. What method did you use? Would love to see how you constructed the box also.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 371 days ago

Absolutely beautiful in all respects!

-- 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 371 days ago

Your work is in another whole realm of craftsmanship Tom.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 371 days ago

Another beautiful box Tom…equally as pretty as the first….a nice pair of boxes…great job.

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

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#5 posted 371 days ago

beautiful work, with remarkable detail

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#6 posted 371 days ago

Nice pair of boxes Tom.
Your marquetry is always sweet but it’s the attention to all the little details on these boxes that really impresses me.

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

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#7 posted 371 days ago

John, I used the double bevel method with a scroll saw. Paul, thanks for the comment, you, Elaine and Mark gave me so much info in you marquetry blogs that it made it possible for me to get started in marquetry.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 371 days ago

Tom, beautiful work, lovely veneering, nice shape, well designed interior and upholstering. This is elegant work. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 370 days ago

Love the marquetry on this box this is amazingly awesome.

-- Tim, Sydney Australia,,

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#10 posted 370 days ago

Great looking box Tom !

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#11 posted 370 days ago

I really admire both of these new boxes….shape, marquetry, edge banding, hardware, interiors, finish…..everything seems to be in harmony. They both have an old-world craftsman feel to them. Congratulations, Tom…..job well done.

-- jbschutz

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#12 posted 370 days ago

+1 to all of the above. Can’t say it any better than what’s been said.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#13 posted 370 days ago

Fantastic looking boxes and excellent craftsmanship! Love the inside top work. Are Elaine and Mark’s blogs on LumberJocks? I would like to check them out too.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#14 posted 370 days ago

To think I nearly passed by this beautiful box. I am so glad I went back to look at it. I like/love every aspect of your creation. Thanks for posting.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#15 posted 370 days ago

Good work Tom. Like how you handled the padded and buttoned interior.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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