Hummingbird Box

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Project by xraydav posted 02-02-2014 02:59 PM 4121 views 14 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for my wife. Construction is birch plywood. Side cabinets for necklaces are veneered in Lace Wood and stained inside. Center section is walnut veneer over the birch ply. The top is marquetry done by me of the hummingbird and flower. Pull knobs are from rockler and are solid brass.

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 03:05 PM

beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 03:06 PM

Very nicely done, that should get a few brownie points. Love the marquetry, really a great build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 03:14 PM

Great work. Great job with the veneer.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 03:36 PM

Very impressive

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 03:49 PM

Nice work …and great choice of woods. The hummingbird is a perfect touch.

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

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 03:51 PM


-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 04:09 PM

Great job, inlays are tedious and time consuming. Very good!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#8 posted 02-02-2014 04:27 PM

Very fine work! Inspiring stuff.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 02-02-2014 04:50 PM

Beautiful work. That lacewood veneer is incredible.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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#10 posted 02-02-2014 04:53 PM

Beautiful! Are there any good books that a person wanting to get into veneering should have?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 02-02-2014 04:57 PM

awesome job, it is just so beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#12 posted 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

very pretty & i bet your wife is happy

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#13 posted 02-02-2014 10:09 PM

Great work

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#14 posted 02-02-2014 10:43 PM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 02-02-2014 10:47 PM

Very very nice ,super wood and a fine build.

-- Custom furniture

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