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Tissue box #2

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Project by George Seifert posted 07-12-2020 12:46 AM 358 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished tissue box #2. I wanted to try something that wrapped around the box. It was a bit of a challenge, but not too bad. Fortunately there wasn’t a lot of pieces to match up.

George





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#1 posted 07-12-2020 02:13 AM

Wow! Looks great. I would be interested in the type of wood and a bit more on your design.

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#2 posted 07-12-2020 03:01 AM

Very nice work! Beautiful box!

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

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#3 posted 07-12-2020 03:38 AM

Love the designs on the sides. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 07-12-2020 02:54 PM



Wow! Looks great. I would be interested in the type of wood and a bit more on your design.
- BB1

OK. Let’s see what I can remember.
Background: figured maple
Top: walnut
Tree and branch: Goncola Alves
Downy woodpecker: Holly, black and red stained veneer
Western tanager: Black and yellow stained veneer, Movingui, holly, Alaskan yellow cedar (beak)
Chickadee: Black stained veneer, holly, sycamore, butternut
Scrub jay: holly, blue stained veneer

The box is 3/8” plywood. Butt joints with glue and brads. The box is pretty solid once the top is in place.
The woodpecker/tanager pair and chickadee/jay pair were cut together and then cut apart down the middle. The tree was obviously easy to line up. The two branches were a little tricky, but with a little care it worked out. Each side was glued on individually and then sanded down to be level with the box or the piece it mated with.

George

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#5 posted 07-12-2020 03:47 PM

Nice. Birds make great subjects for marquetry.

-- 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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#6 posted 07-12-2020 06:26 PM

It is great! The way you wrapped it around is a delightful surprise to the eye. Makes pulling out a tissue a revelatory moment! Might even make you forget what you need the tissue for! Hope you have a perfect spot for it because it needs to be showcased somehow. Good work!

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#7 posted 07-13-2020 12:40 AM

Yep, it’s in a spot in full view.

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