Geometrical variations parquetry

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 10-23-2012 02:01 AM 4960 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.


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.


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.



-- Bert

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 02:08 AM

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 !

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 02:20 AM

well done Bud … fun read

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 03:32 AM

Complex design Bert.

Your work is amazing.

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 03:35 AM

Looks like a wowagon to me :))

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 08:25 AM

Marvellous mate… just marvellous…

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

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#6 posted 10-23-2012 12:04 PM

You go Bert.
Wonderful work Sir.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 12:58 PM

Good work, Bert.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 10-23-2012 03:06 PM

Bert you say Easy!

I say amazing.


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#9 posted 10-23-2012 10:47 PM

Very nice. Probably needs a lot of patience.

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 11:54 AM

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


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 10-24-2012 01:09 PM

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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#12 posted 11-17-2012 02:39 PM

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

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