Today, I was able to pretty much finish the two marquetry designs for my Walnut bread boxes.
Well, they’re almost finished. I plan to drop in the knife blades after I have the design inlaid into my Maple panel. If I knew more about what I was doing, I could probably cut it in all at once (see suggestion below). But I like to leave the marquetry proud of the surface and flatten the design with a router after it’s glued in. Since this can remove up to 1/32”, I’d probably cut through the manufactured Tiger Maple veneer.
I took a couple of process pictures to show how I gradually add to the picture, one piece at a time, taping them together with paper tape:
Next, I’ll tackle my pile of rough sawn Walnut. The tree that supplied the wood was pretty small, so there are lots of knots to cut around. For now, I’m going to go make a sandwich. Looking at that bread is making me hungry!
-- Lucas, Davie, FL – http://www.harrimanwoodworking.com