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Ribbon Box

comments (6) December 15th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

qcwood qcwood, member
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Ribbon Box
Ribbons of Ribbon Box

Ribbon Box

Photo: Jim Whetstone

I built this Ribbon Box in the Summer of 2013. It was used as a wedding gift for a wedding in France. It is made of walnut solids, book matched walnut crotch grain, Tulipwood and Pink Ivory. It is approx. 11 by 13 by 6 high. The ribbons are produced using a combination of glue up, scroll saw using templates, stacked glueup one at a time and lots of tlc sanding. I even built a custom made cardboard box to ship it out of country safely. It is finished with 2 coats of minwax wipe on poly and 2 coats of sprayed satin polyurethane. All colors are natural of course. 

Design or Plan used: My Own Design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, , modern, walnut, inlay, marquetry, ribbon box, wood ribbons, pink ivory, Crotch Walnut, Tulipwood

Comments (6)

user-3785934 user-3785934 writes: I've never dreamed of seeing something like your ribbon box. Are the panels glued on or are they inset as you would rail and panel? Is it hinged or lift off box? How thick are the panels and box walls? Thanks for a reply, Gerry

Posted: 8:54 pm on September 11th

woodtoes woodtoes writes: Awesome job!
Posted: 5:14 pm on December 21st

qcwood qcwood writes: Craig70: A video would be too time consuming at this point but write me at to start the process and I could call you, talk and end up e mailing some images of technique that might help. Happy to do that. Glad you like.
Posted: 8:10 pm on December 16th

Craig70 Craig70 writes: could you make a video of how you made the ribbon, I would be very interested into seeing the technique of how it is made.
Posted: 11:46 am on December 16th

qcwood qcwood writes: Oegan: Ribbons are scroll saw using templates (trace pattern), hand sanding, careful stack gluing one after another. hope this helps. Also 7 ply ribbon slabs glued up before cutting on scroll saw
Posted: 9:17 am on December 16th

oegan oegan writes: Beautiful work! Are the ribbons scrollsawed out of laminates of the pink ivory and tulipwood? They look fantastic!
Posted: 8:05 am on December 16th

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