Wednesday Woodworking – Marquetry and a box

Now that the weather is turning and days are getting shorter I am moving back to indoor projects.  Tonight I started a marquetry piece:

Celtic Heart Knot.

Celtic Heart Knot.

It’s a Celtic heart knot.  Some of you might remember me working on a piece like this before.  Well, I did and it failed so I am doing it again but this time I am knife cutting the piece.  We’ll see if that works.

This last weekend was a marquetry club workshop and we built box joint boxes.  Here is mine:

Box joint box

Box joint box

Here it is with the lid off:

Box joint box with lid off.

Box joint box with lid off.

The box is made from mahogany and the top will get a marquetry rose. Some day.

That’s it for this week.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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18 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Marquetry and a box

  1. davidprosser says:

    What a beautifully made box. Perfect joints and a snug lid. I wish you the best of luck with the Celtic Knot and I look forward to seeing it.
    Hugs

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  2. Oh, this is a stellar project!

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  3. Beautiful dovetailing on the wooden box. And curious to see what you do with the Celtic heart knot.

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  4. It’s going to be so pretty when it’s finished. 😀

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    Very nice. I always enjoy looking at the wood boxes at our local summer art fair. As Jacqui said, they always smell so wonderful.

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  6. I love wood boxes. They smell so good just opening them.

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  7. jfwknifton says:

    Some excellent work, well done! Best of luck with the Celtic heart knot.

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  8. Ah, I wish I had the patience and skill for work like that.

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