cabin sunset box

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 07-27-2008 10:51 PM 2043 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made with Walnut and maple. Has a wenge pull. The marquetry pattern has a variety of woods. This box is available at Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 07-27-2008 11:02 PM

Incredible beauty

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#2 posted 07-27-2008 11:50 PM


Vey nice, I love the details, did the thatching give you as much trouble as it looks, very fine detail.

And those dovetails, beautiful. may I ask what jig you used

Thank you for posting

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#3 posted 07-28-2008 05:38 AM

Wow – Sir, you are indeed a Craftsman!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 07-28-2008 06:22 AM

Very unique box. Can you give us the dimensions and a peek at the inside or a description perhaps? Just beautiful!

-- Jim

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#5 posted 07-28-2008 06:24 AM

Great joinery and dauntingly beautiful marquetry. That sod roof and the clouds are superb. You make a fine box.
Do you do pad marquetry or double-bevel?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 07-28-2008 07:26 AM

Great looking box. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Blerss

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 07-28-2008 09:46 AM

Great box – superb joints, and fine marquertry

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#8 posted 07-28-2008 02:07 PM

very nice!!!

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#9 posted 07-28-2008 06:42 PM

This piece is actually my second marquetry pattern. The box itself was or is pretty simple. The dovetailed key miters were probably the most difficult. I had to make two different jigs and run the box on edge over the router table. I had to make the two different jigs because the first pass created the larger dovetail and when I lowered the bit, had I passed it through without redoing the jig, it would have splintered out the back. The inside of the box just has a velvet liner. I didn’t have time to put in any detail, and actually the box was already to expensive to sell. So I really wanted to just make it a display piece. So I just put some larger things in it and call it good. Unfortunately for the marquetry, I’m not that experienced and am teaching myself. So an exacto knife is all I use. I cut out the piece being inlayed, put it over the background and trace it with the knife. Then cut it out. Everything is commercial venneer including the background so there isn’t any routing like on an inlay. I tape the whole thing together and put it into the vacuum press. It’s pretty simple, but time consuming. Anyhow, thank you all for commenting. Your words mean a lot

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#10 posted 07-28-2008 07:11 PM

Vey nice,and fine marquertry

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#11 posted 09-23-2008 05:16 AM

WOW, how did I miss this beautiful box? Great craftsmanship, very WELL DONE!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 09-24-2008 02:18 AM

Excellent kolwdwrkr. You really do have talent.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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