Agnes' Box - the marquetry

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 05-30-2010 04:44 PM 1982 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from recyled several kinds of woods. Recycled wood.
Top cover is Philppine ebony (Kamagong) about 3/16 thick. I need to frame it with Red ‘Balayong’
The sides are balayong, front and rear are not identified (coming from former frames a office 2×3)
The bottom is IPIL also very thin 6 mm.
The special thing is the marquetry. My first time and very time consuming. A lot of night work and gluing work. I am successful in looking for a glue that can easily sawn when dry.
I also use a simple lap joint.
Challenge: Marquetry … how long, what glue, how to cut, how to inlay…. Use lap joint for thin wood.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 04:57 PM

Very nice work Bert. The time you put into it shows

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 07:32 PM

Wonderful box and recycled box too


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#3 posted 05-30-2010 10:14 PM

Fantastic box. Great work on the marquetry. Well worth the time it took.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 05:37 AM

Great job, Bert. And some pretty unknown woods for most of us – it looks real nice! And to think you made it from recycled wood, that’s terrific. Keep up the good work and thanks for displaying your project for us to see.


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#5 posted 07-07-2010 02:32 PM

Here’s a web site I found very informative on marquetry.

Check it out. EXCELLENT tutorial section!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 03:29 PM

Thanks Big Tiny I just tried this, In some ways, mine is not really marquetry but parquetry… Some they called this banding. I have still leftover bandings. I wil glue it up on my upcoming works. It attracts people who starts wondering how I did it. ... I boastfull told them … I glue it one by one … because it is much difficult to explain the process to them as they don’t know ripping and croscutting, grain direction, etc. that is why we are wooodworking…

-- Bert

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