In order to make this custom box unique and personal, the client asked that a few things be added that have special meaning. We discussed adding a US flag and a Romanian Flag to the bottom corners and added the 2013 to the top right corner.
Although these add-ons were challenging in their own right. the biggest challenge was adding the rose to the upper left corner. I began by using my intarsia rose pattern and reducing it down by 75 percent.
I traced the outlines onto sticky back label paper then cut out the pieces using bloodwood for the rose, Lignum Vitae for the leaves and bubinga for the stem. Did my sanding with the dremel tool then assembled the pieces back onto the pattern, gluing it together with CA glue to make one unit.
Cleaned up the excess glue with the dremel tool then traced the outline of the rose onto label paper.
I affixed the new pattern into position on the Peruvian walnut background and threaded the #3/0 blade through a pilot hole and cut out the recess for the little rose.
So here it is folks with all of the pieces in place. Still have to glue the Intarsia into the lid and finish it up
Almost done—stay tuned
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com