Wednesday Woodworking – Turtle Tissue Box

This last weekend was marquetry weekend and I got the next step done on my tissue box.  The marquetry is on and the next step is a bit of sanding and some finish.

Each side has a turtle.

Each side has a turtle.

The top is just plain.  The wood is a walnut burl.

The top is just plain. The wood is a walnut burl.

Just a simple project this week.  With the weather turning sunny, my next project will likely involve heavy lifting.

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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30 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Turtle Tissue Box

  1. Wow…very impressive work! Love it! We have a special love for turtles in our household…as we have a pet turtle. You should really consider selling your pieces, maybe online? 🙂

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  2. Do you ever sell your creations at a craft fair?

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  3. I love the pattern you chose; have you considered Christmas gifts? There are only 10 months to go…

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  4. megdavisarts says:

    Nice design. The world rides on the back of a giant sea turtle after all.
    I too love marquetry but I have to work with pre-glued vaneers.
    I badly need a good chessboard to go with my Isle of Lewis chess set. That would be one heck of a project.
    What’s the most complicated piece you’ve ever fine ?

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    • The design is based on a Hawaiian petroglyph. I love the simple pattern. I’ve done a couple of marquetry projects with pre-glued. I’ve do a few more complicated pieces – a couple that were designed to go on curved surfaces. That’s a pain to glue down. I’ve done a couple of chess boards, but it’s been awhile.

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  5. What an awesome little project. I’m looking for smaller projects like this to do in the future.

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  6. It’s beautiful, Andrew. Has the rain stopped?

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  7. Debra says:

    You call it simple…but I’m sure marquetry isn’t a simple art. I really admire the beauty in this piece. Maybe it’s my fondness for turtles. 🙂

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  8. That is lovely. Do you need one for each bath?

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  9. Very nice, Andrew. What kind of finish are you going to apply?
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  10. PiedType says:

    Turtle tissue! Who knew?

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