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Ribbon Box

comments (5) 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, Tulipwood, ribbon box, wood ribbons, pink ivory, Crotch Walnut

Comments (5)

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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