This is in response to the method Boxguy uses and described in one of his project post. I told him I would post a blog showing the method I use now. Years ago I used the same method he does but this is so much easier, less messy and quicker. ...
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Location: New Castle, IN
I've always likeed making things with my hands, especially with wood. My first project was a paddle for my mom when I was 10 years old. This was after my dad died when I was 9. For many years after that I would make something when it was needed, but I did'nt get serious about woodworking till about 30 years ago. I made a lot of furniture in the past but I always liked making boxes. About 5 years ago I got away from the big stuff, so now I do marquetry and boxes, some with marquetry inlays.
About 40 years ago my wife and I were looking for new furniture. One of the local stores had a dining table with ten chairs that a local industrialist had ordered from France in the late 1890's. No one in the family wanted it so they were reselling it. The top of the table was covered with a picture made out of little pieces of wood. I later found out that it is called marquetry. With two young boys and working that was put on the very back burner.
In 1999 I was at a book store and seen "The Marquetry Manual" by William a. Lincoln. In the next month I read the book twice before I started my first picture. I could tell I needed to do a lot of improving. That picture has never left my shop.
-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle
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In this part I am cutting in the leaves, then I will get into the butterfly. I didn’t have a pattern for the complete picture on paper, the picture was in my head. I drew in the branches w/thorns and using the window method cut and laid th...
In the following drawing the book “The Marquetry Manual” by William A. Lincoln tells you the window method is done by starting with the farthest piece in the background. This would be #1 in the top drawing. Instead of following the l...
I had never done a basketweave before so this is the process I came up with. At first it was one of those trial and error things, I’m sure we have all done this. I covered the inside and outside so I had to have 10 panels. A time consum...
About a year and a half ago I got a picture in my head of a box with basketweave, white roses and a tiger swallowtail. After a few days sketching and different ideas I came up with a design. This blog will show how I did the marquetry for this b...