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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 638 days ago 3389 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Parquetry is easy as it is a repeated task. However, sequence of steps may not be as easy as it goes. The normal process is cutting it repeatedly by using a jig attached to the TS or BS but in reality, the easiest way is to cut it by hand using the old method of cutting moldings using miter box and a saw. In this way, different adjustment of the blades, slides and guides will be avoided. Here are some of the product that was produced.

NONAGON OF STARS.

My aim was decagon (10sides ) but I made an error that I use 20 degrees rather than 80 degrees… A lot of adjustments were made. But I have to pushtrough with it…. PLAN TO MAKE A TRAY OUT OF IT.


BOX OF FOUR-POINTED STARS.

Using the rhombus set to inset a 4 pointed star of 15 degree created a square patter out from HEXAGON without the star. Glue them together and aim to make a miter box. In this process, a difficult way of cutting the black and white pieces was contributed to the very small dimension. One 4 point star is only 2.5 inches from point to point. Another problem is the movement of the pieces using only masking tape as the clamp. There is no way to clamp this pieces as it is not really squared pieces. I like most in this process is the worth of what I am doing. The wood I used are exotic: Black – Philippine Ebony (Kamagong) Orange – NARRA Green – No idea (from crate) White – No idea (old picture frame) Brown – Philippine wood but very hard.
Please note that all of this are recycled from differemt sources. NOTHING IS WASTED WHEN YOU REALLY THINK OF RECYCLED. I glued the ebony (sandwiched together when I needed a thicker piece).


This weekend, I think I have to do a lot of assemly and reconstruction… The past days was consumed in making boards by cutting and gluing. Hope weather will be good.

There are more ….. Keep tuned in.

Thanks,

alwa

-- Bert



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patron

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#1 posted 638 days ago

these are very nice patterns bert
and hand made is even better

from some setbacks
can come success as you so well reveal

great work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 638 days ago

well done Bud … fun read

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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lanwater

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#3 posted 638 days ago

Complex design Bert.

Your work is amazing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 638 days ago

Looks like a wowagon to me :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#5 posted 638 days ago

Marvellous mate… just marvellous…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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SPalm

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#6 posted 637 days ago

You go Bert.
Wonderful work Sir.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 637 days ago

Good work, Bert.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#8 posted 637 days ago

Bert you say Easy!

I say amazing.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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EMVarona

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#9 posted 637 days ago

Very nice. Probably needs a lot of patience.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 636 days ago

Both designs are just beautiful, Bert! Your precision amazes me! ;)

Sheila

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#11 posted 636 days ago

Thanks to all! All I got the ideas are from most of you. There are some to come.
Have a nice day to all.

-- Bert

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ward63

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#12 posted 612 days ago

Wow! Really nice work, and the colors are beautiful.

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