Marquetry keep sake boxes

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Project by Ben Elbert posted 09-24-2014 06:41 PM 1549 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut my own veneer for these boxes. Uses cocobolo on the first one and Mahogany on the rest. the lotus flower is made from holly with a lacewood center. The pedals on the second pick is a copper Iris using Paduak. Paduak was used for the leaves in the last pic.

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 12:01 AM

Nice! Looks like some shading was done on the holly – looks good!

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 12:55 AM

yes there is hot sand shading. AND THANK YOU

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#3 posted 09-25-2014 05:58 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. There are several marquetry types here.
Nice work, are you using a saw or knife?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 10-17-2014 01:29 AM

saw double beveled method. Thank you for the welcome

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