Marine tissue box

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Project by George Seifert posted 01-26-2022 05:30 PM 761 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over the top for a tissue box, but what the heck, I’m retired.

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#1 posted 01-26-2022 05:38 PM

I don’t think it is over the top. Who doesn’t like seals, turtle, sea horses, and crabs? Great looking box. I especially like the way the maple grain looks like waves.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 01-26-2022 05:47 PM

Amazing job George! It’s not over the top… It’s marquetry! That is to be expected!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#3 posted 01-26-2022 05:58 PM

Wonderful way to show your artwork. Love it..

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#4 posted 01-26-2022 06:29 PM

if you’ve got nothing better to do than make beautiful pieces in your retirement, then I guess you need to keep it up.
Like Earl said, the wavy maple blends everything, great job

-- 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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#5 posted 01-26-2022 06:58 PM

i love it and anything that brings you joy and happiness is worth whatever time it takes.beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 01-26-2022 07:41 PM

I would have though a Marine would prefer something with bullets and armor plate 8^)

Kidding aside, no apologies for taking the time and effort to make such a fine creation, beautiful marquetry and design! The world needs more beauty in the seemingly simple.

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#7 posted 01-26-2022 10:19 PM

That came out fantastic.. I hope someday I can be that skillful.. great job.

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#8 posted 01-26-2022 10:24 PM

No way over the top GS... the only issue I could see is putting up with the orders you’re gonna get inundated with and muster up the heart to refuse the requests.

BTW,,, that seal looked like he/she could use a tissue to wipe away the tears.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 01-27-2022 01:37 AM

It’s magical and beautiful work !

-- Gary, Florida

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George Seifert

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#10 posted 01-27-2022 01:45 AM

No way over the top GS... the only issue I could see is putting up with the orders you re gonna get inundated with and muster up the heart to refuse the requests.

BTW,,, that seal looked like he/she could use a tissue to wipe away the tears.

- LittleBlackDuck

I almost needed a tissue after working on that seal. I messed up the whiskers pretty badly and had to recut most of it.

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#11 posted 01-27-2022 02:33 AM

Wow! You are very talented. Such a beautiful piece. Love it.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#12 posted 01-27-2022 02:33 AM

This is great on so many levels. Really like your use of the grain to give a visual of flowing water. Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 01-27-2022 02:48 AM

Love your pieces!

Over the top? If that’s so, then those book markers are more so. If used as planned, no one sees them. At least these you get to see your wonderful work.


-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 01-28-2022 01:02 AM

I love the seahorse, wonderful

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#15 posted 01-28-2022 03:17 AM

WOW…that is one beautiful box. Very nice work on it!!!!!!!!!!..........................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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