Basketweave Box w/White Roses

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Blog series by DonSol updated 10-11-2016 12:31 AM 2 parts 2470 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: #1 Making the basketweave pieces

10-07-2016 11:30 PM by DonSol | 2 comments »

About a year and a half ago I got a picture in my head of a box with basketweave, white roses and a tiger swallowtail. After a few days sketching and different ideas I came up with a design. This blog will show how I did the marquetry for this box. I did not take pictures while building the box, the marquetry was my main priority. I wanted it to look like something that was made to be used, not fancy, utilitarian, etc. The white oak for the box frame came out of a 100+ year old barn co...

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Part 2: Now for the leaves and butterfly

10-11-2016 12:31 AM by DonSol | 2 comments »

In this part I am cutting in the leaves, then I will get into the butterfly. I didn’t have a pattern for the complete picture on paper, the picture was in my head. I drew in the branches w/thorns and using the window method cut and laid them in to the weave (carefully). Window for half of one done. Moving along. Working on the last leaf. That one is done. Now the odds and ends pieces of the leaves and on to the butterfly. One thing I should ha...

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