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Ribbon Box

comments (6) January 20th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

qcwood qcwood, member
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Ribbon Box

Photo: Jim Whetstone

This box is 7 by 7 by 4 high and is made of Canarywood.  The ribbons and bows are made of Wenge, Purpleheart and Satinwood.  The dots are all approx. 3/16 in thick and are made of purpleheart, box elder, satinwood, palea, padauk and chakte coc.  The piece took approx 18 to 20 hours to execute.  Corners are keyed.  Ribbons are set in mortises (dados).  Grain of the woods for the ribbons runs alternate for strength.  Finish is natural of course.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Jim Whetstone of Quality Cabinetry

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, , modern, accessory, inlay, marquetry, canarywood, ribbons

Comments (6)

Dennis in Mtl Dennis in Mtl writes: Wow. Very unique. Love the craftsmanship. kudos.
Posted: 7:02 am on April 5th

TN_P_Elm TN_P_Elm writes: What could you possibly put inside this box that wouldn't pale in comparison to the box itself? From design to finished form, a master's product for sure.
Posted: 9:45 pm on February 24th

gamblermichael gamblermichael writes: Great design. This is the type of gift where the box eclipses the gift!
Posted: 6:29 am on January 25th

qcwood qcwood writes: Ribbons made with scroll saw, sanding finely and using templates
Posted: 4:31 pm on January 23rd

MarkAReed MarkAReed writes: Very cool. Love the dots and the recessed lid. Did you steam and bend the ribbons? I'm guessing no.
All that work in 18 - 20 hrs? I need to work faster.

Posted: 9:25 am on January 23rd

ket60 ket60 writes: This is very nice...I really like how it looks.
Posted: 12:56 pm on January 21st

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