Koi Marquetry Box

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Project by davidtr3 posted 01-29-2016 02:45 PM 1978 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this koi theme for a while and decided to expand the canvas a bit and include two lily pads and a boarder.

The box is acacia with mitered joints and curly maple miter keys. The koi is set in wavy maple w/dyed veneers. The top and bottom are figured mahogany.

The koi lost his first eye somewhere on my shop floor, but he was fitted with a new and better eye. The boarder is reverse diamond mahogany. Enjoy!

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 02:52 PM

Good looking box David. Your marquetry is spot on and the quilted maple does a great job simulating water.
I feel your pain on the lost eye….. I have spent my share of time scouring the floor for tiny pieces….

Thanks for posting

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

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 10:28 PM

WOW that is beautiful. A box I would rather hang on my wall than use as a box. Awesome.

-- “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing"- Edmond Burke

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 01:32 AM

Great looking box, very nice marquetry.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 02:05 PM

A skill that I have yet to learn… that looks absolutely fantastic!

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