Marquetry Wine Box

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Project by Mosquito posted 12-07-2017 04:24 AM 1380 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a wine box that I made for Christmas last year, just finally getting around to posting the project now.

This was my first venture into marquetry, and it was pretty basic. I used the scroll saw packet cutting method. It’s a mix of Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Some White Burl I’ve forgotten the name of, and Quilted Sapele. Inside image is the same, just using other pieces from the packet. The back panel is Goncalo Alves veneer. The rest of the box is made from some Birdseye Maple. Finished with shellac and paste wax.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 04:39 AM

Nice first attempt. You’re a natural.
Did you notice that they spelled Mosquito wrong on the bottle? ....

-- 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 12-07-2017 05:16 AM

Very nice first attempt.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 07:46 AM

So cool 3D effect on this, nice box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 11:52 AM

I do a LOT of inlay with my scroll saw and yours is great! I have not done any wine boxes but many others (2000+) I may just try doing what you did. Thank you for this post.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 12:20 PM

Awesome job!

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 01:04 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 01:20 PM

very nice work indeed. good stuff, Mos!

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#8 posted 12-07-2017 02:23 PM

First time, wow! Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 12-07-2017 02:42 PM

Great looking box! Love the inlay! Well done sir!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 12-07-2017 03:24 PM

Nice job on the marquetry!

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 12-07-2017 03:42 PM

This is a beautiful box and made a wonderful gift. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 12-07-2017 04:04 PM

Your work is so nice Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#13 posted 12-07-2017 04:31 PM

Thanks everyone :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#14 posted 12-07-2017 05:15 PM

Looks fantastic Mos, first time worked out well!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#15 posted 12-07-2017 05:29 PM

Beautiful! My New Years resolution is to try inlay and marquetry with the scroll saw. I bet my first and several on going attempts are not as good as that.

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

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