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Compass Rose Box

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Project by xraydav posted 02-02-2014 03:14 PM 974 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made for my course in marquetry a few years ago. The compass rose is 32 pieces of silver elm dyed gray and blue. 16 pieces intersect in the point, 16 more around it for the second layer. I trimmed the maple box in purple heart edging, pull and lift and the lid is birch ply with English white oak background. I wanted the box to have as much interest inside as out, so on the inner lid, i inlaid a pattern from my marquetry class cut on my scroll saw. I cut 4 layers while doing this and used other layers for other projects. Hinges are wooden dowels and the jewelry trays are lined with navy felt.

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com





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#1 posted 02-02-2014 03:19 PM

Very nicely done, great work.

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

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 03:28 PM

Nice job. I haven’t done any inlay work.

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 03:34 PM

Beautiful

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 04:56 PM

very beautiful, awesome work

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 05:33 PM

Remarkably beautiful work, TY for sharing

-- Pete in NC

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 06:43 PM

Nice work on the compass rose. The center looks nice and tight!

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 10:41 PM

Wow, very nicely done Dave, the compass rose looks great… you did an excellent job.

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

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 01:14 AM

I am humbled by the compliments from so many who’s work I admire. Thank you all… I took my course from a book by Metcalf and Apps that I bought and then took my time and wrote to the author when I had questions… I tried to do all the projects in the book. I have yet to complete the furniture inlays… I have a few other marquetry projects I will post soon.
David

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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#9 posted 02-03-2014 01:41 PM

Outstanding

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#10 posted 02-03-2014 04:01 PM

You did a fine job on this. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 02-03-2014 10:34 PM

David,
This is amazing work!
Be proud!!

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#12 posted 02-06-2014 03:22 PM

Gorgeous box! Fantastic design and the wood combo and intricate marquetry are really attractive.

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#13 posted 02-14-2014 12:35 AM

Sheese! That is some mighty fine work, Beautiful design, layout and wood combinations are Excellent.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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