Wednesday Woodworking – Marquetry on a Shaker Oval Box

Since I’ve had restrict my walking around the last week, I went back to my marquetry bench and starting working on my next project.  This will use a bird that Heather drew for me and I wanted to do a test cutting before doing the real project with this pattern.  When I finished the test I decided to glue it to the top of a Shaker Oval Box I made awhile at a club workshop.  Here’s a couple of work in progress pictures.

Marquetry on a Shaker Oval Box

Marquetry on a Shaker Oval Box

Side View of the Shaker Oval Box

Side View of the Shaker Oval Box

There’s another marquetry workshop this weekend, so I am hoping to have a different project to show next week.  The little things sticking out of the side are toothpicks.  The get glued in to help hold the top band on.  When the glue dries, I’ll sand these flush.

If you need me – I’ll be limping around 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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29 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Marquetry on a Shaker Oval Box

  1. readmyphotos says:

    Fabulous artwork on that round box!

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  2. weekendwoodworker7095 says:

    Nice work

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  3. Hi Andrew! I have tagged you for the quote challenge, if you feel up to participating and you want to. Here is the link to the post http://gentlementalannie.com/2016/01/22/quote-challenge-from-puppy-doc-to-gentle-mental-annie/

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    • Thank you so much for the kind challenge. Just so you know, I don’t always follow the rules on these things, but I will take a look. Likely be a few days before I can respond.

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  4. restlessjo says:

    Poor you! Not much compensation but that’s going to be very pretty 🙂

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  5. davidprosser says:

    It’s looking excellent Andrew. You’re very skillful.
    Hugs

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  6. Debra says:

    Cat stairs and marquetry! You have a wide range in your woodworking talent, Andrew! The box is beautiful–not that i wasn’t quite impressed with the cat stairs as well! I hope that concentrating on your projects takes you a little further away from your current physical stress!

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  7. artseafartsea says:

    Lovely box. I admire your ability to stay with these projects.

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  8. jfwknifton says:

    That bird is really beautiful, and sets off the whole thing. Can’t wait till see the end product…And get well soon!

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    • I like the bird. I’ve got a larger project planed that will more birds. And my foot’s healing up nicely – expect to be back to a regular schedule soon.

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  9. Carrie Rubin says:

    The bird is a lovely touch!

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  10. That is truly gorgeous. What an artisan.

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  11. PiedType says:

    I’ve always loved beautiful wood items. Something about the warmth, the grain, the “naturalness.” When it’s lovingly handmade and practical besides — doesn’t get much better than that.

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  12. Beautiful! 🙂

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  13. Nice design and finish.
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