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Project by Ben Elbert posted 02-19-2015 02:39 AM 1849 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made with a Beech background and a Mahogany body. the patern is copied from Craig Vandal Stevens Book Art of Marquetry.





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 02:56 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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shipwright

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 04:29 AM

Another nice couple of boxes Ben. Maybe a couple more photos ???

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

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mariva57

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 05:19 AM

I like, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Ivan

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#4 posted 02-19-2015 07:19 AM

You make very beautiful boxes, your marqetry looks awsome, so colourfull and detailed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ivan

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#5 posted 02-19-2015 07:20 AM

You make very beautiful boxes, your marqetry looks awsome, so colourfull and detailed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Rowe

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#6 posted 02-19-2015 09:00 AM

Very nicely done. How did you cut the marquetry?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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MontanaBob

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 01:29 PM

Outstanding….two times

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#8 posted 02-19-2015 02:20 PM

Nice work Ben. I love the colors.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mmh

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#9 posted 02-19-2015 02:38 PM

Beautifully executed! The owner of this will cherish your work for many years!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Redoak49

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#10 posted 02-19-2015 04:56 PM

Absolutely fantastic…would really like to see how you do this

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Ben Elbert

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#11 posted 02-19-2015 06:30 PM

Thank You All for the encouraging words. mmh, I made the boxes for my older sister and my older brothers wife. So far only family members have received them. . As for the building method, The box is 1/4” Philippine Mahogany
with mitered corners. The bottoms are set in grooves. The Marquetry is done using 1/16” veneer that I cut myself . I use a delta scroll saw using the double bevel method to cut each piece.

Again thank You for the compliments

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tinnman65

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#12 posted 02-19-2015 11:15 PM

Beautiful work, the bird looks very well done.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 02-20-2015 02:03 AM

lovely box. Great job on the marquetry.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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