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Facets ..... The last of three

Facets is so named because it reminds me of a cut stone in a setting. It is a dodecahedron box withe a wooden hinge and again, hand dyed marquetry in “watercolor” style. The marquetry was done as in Cabinetree, in double bevel style on the scroll saw. This is the last piece I did that way before moving on to build my first chevalet.

The box is veneered with shop sawn Bubinga and Western Maple and the base is ebonized Garry Oak. The gold leaf accents are imitation stuff that applies very much like the real thing and works quite well.

Thanks for looking,


-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Very nice.

The base is very elegant. The “gold” leaf really enhance it
Where do you buy them from?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Did you notice the toes? Here’s the imitation gold leaf.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

I did but the main focus was at the part holding the to box.

Thanks !

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Those are right joints. Is not easy to cut those compound mitres and have them all line up perfectly. Nice design too.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Absolutely elegant man, all three are really.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

This is called Art, Paul. Congrats!

-- Martin Sojka,

Certainly one of a kind and so well made. I agree with Martin. More art than carpentry, although the carpentry is also very challenging and so well done too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

you’re killing us with these projects Paul! Well done!

-- Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Outstanding….. Do you stay awake nights thinking of these things…. LOL

-- MontanaBob

I love this piece. The shape, the marquetry, the wood selections all shout classic shipwright. The result is a really striking creation.