Mallard Box

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Project by tomd posted 08-14-2013 12:49 AM 1478 views 4 times favorited 20 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 08-14-2013 02:33 AM

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 08-14-2013 02:38 AM

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 08-14-2013 02:41 AM

Your work is in another whole realm of craftsmanship Tom.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 02:41 AM

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 08-14-2013 02:54 AM

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 08-14-2013 02:59 AM

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 08-14-2013 03:57 AM

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 08-14-2013 04:49 AM

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 08-14-2013 09:31 AM

Love the marquetry on this box this is amazingly awesome.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#10 posted 08-14-2013 12:23 PM

Great looking box Tom !

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#11 posted 08-14-2013 12:26 PM

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 08-14-2013 05:35 PM

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

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#13 posted 08-14-2013 06:25 PM

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 08-14-2013 09:17 PM

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 08-14-2013 10:18 PM

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

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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