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,


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? 🙂


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


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


  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 ?


    • 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.


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


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


  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. 🙂


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


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


  10. PiedType says:

    Turtle tissue! Who knew?


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