Rose box

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Project by tomd posted 08-14-2013 01:04 AM 2037 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having trouble with my pictures so I posted two similar boxes separately. This is a birch ply box covered with oak burl veneer with a rose marquetry on the lid. Brass stop hinges, full mortise lock, black and white edging. The interior is covered with gray velvet and a padded and buttoned lid. Finished in shellac, 14L x 9D x7H.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 08-14-2013 02:13 AM


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#2 posted 08-14-2013 02:27 AM

Beautiful box Tom and the marquetry is excellent, well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 02:35 AM

Outstanding! Again great marquetry. Did you use sand shading on the roses?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 02:40 AM

Another absolutely beautiful box! Outstanding marquetry and great detail on your tray, just to mention a couple of points, but still so many other well done aspects.

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 03:30 AM

Both classical pieces. Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 08-14-2013 03:33 AM

Yes I used sand shading on the white rose petals otherwise it comes out looking like a blob of white, guess how I know that.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 08-14-2013 05:25 AM


Your box is simply outstanding! The design and workmanship are top-notch!


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#8 posted 08-14-2013 06:43 AM

Awesome box!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 08-14-2013 08:39 AM

Tom -

Excellent work. The marquetry appears flawless, as does the finish. Great design and interior fit out. I like the padded, buttoned lid.

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#10 posted 08-14-2013 09:07 AM

love this box, great work


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#11 posted 08-14-2013 09:30 AM

Awesome box and marquetry. Great job.

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

Really like your new shape. Reminiscent of some of the old English tea caddies. Works nicely here. Also the rose blends nicely into the figure of the overall box. Also good to see more veneered boxes on LJ. I’ll be waiting to see your next one.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#13 posted 08-14-2013 12:46 PM

Remarkable pair of boxes you presented us with. Eye candy, just a pleasure to look at ,love all the finishing inside and the veneer .

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#14 posted 08-14-2013 01:03 PM

Excellent work! Beautiful. The marquetry came out perfect!

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#15 posted 08-14-2013 02:04 PM

I can’t decide which is more spectacular… the outside or the inside!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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