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    " The Lone Cypress " Intarsia

    Hi Everyone
    Here are a few photos of my latest commissioned project. These custom keepsake boxes are made from Brazilian Cherry( Jatoba) and measure 6" x 8" x 4". The Intarsia for each box lid is comprised of 36 pieces from 11 different woods. Box is finished with 4 coats of wipe-on satin poly and the Intarsia is finished with 3 coats of spray-on satin poly.
    Woods used-- Background--lacewood, rope-maple, sky-tulipwood, sun- yellowheart, distant hills-cocobolo, water- blue mahoe, rocks- spalted beech, tree - palo santos, tree trunk- fishtail oak, gulls and shoreline- holly, weeds- lignum vitae. Fun Project
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    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
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    Mike that is beautiful work. Your customer must be very happy. I'm thinking I need to try some of that next time I make a little box. Very impressive.
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    Mighty impressive Mike
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    Gee ... is it time for another Box Swap yet? Having you get my name would be like winning the lottery!

    (Super) Well done!

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    Beautiful Job Mike.
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    Great looking boxes X 3! Great mix of wood used, you've got a very good eye for detail.
    Darren

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    Awesome work once again, Mike.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Mike your work is as said Awesome. I also think your client deserves credit for having the sense of appreciation for work of this nature and to keep it around by commissioning you to do it. They sure will be happy with those boxes.
    cheers

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    Thanks All for the comments. I love creating these type of projects.
    Mike
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    www.midlothianwoodworks.com
    My CustomMade Page
    http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu

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    Can't say enough about your work

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