Another Keep sake box

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Project by Ben Elbert posted 12-13-2019 05:16 PM 527 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife. The background veneer is European Beach, the bird id made from Holly, walnut, Ebony, Spanish cedar, legs are Lace wood. The box is American black walnut, It is finished with Sam Moolof;s oil and varnish mix. the top and bottom are veneered on both sides with an 1/8” ply core. This the tenth Marquetry box I’ve made to date.. Please enjoy!!

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Ben Elbert

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#1 posted 12-13-2019 05:17 PM

Correction the Bird face background is Spalted Birch

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#2 posted 12-13-2019 05:34 PM

Nice work .....especially the marquetry

-- Ray,Iowa

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#3 posted 12-13-2019 05:48 PM

that marquetry is beautiful,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 12-13-2019 05:52 PM

Very nice! Birds are one of my favourite subjects.

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

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#5 posted 12-13-2019 08:21 PM

the spalted top is great backdrop for the bird, looks so natural

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 12-13-2019 11:50 PM

Good job. It takes a lot of skill to make Marquetry like that.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 12-14-2019 12:31 AM

Beautiful… I love marquetry . Well done.

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

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#8 posted 12-14-2019 12:29 PM

very nice

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 12-14-2019 08:02 PM

Looking good, how did you cut the marquetry?

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#10 posted 12-15-2019 05:06 AM

The marquetry is incredible!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-15-2019 04:52 PM

Great work. I love the wood combinations and colors too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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