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Marquetry #1: An age old craft

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Blog entry by Lee A. Jesberger posted 2215 days ago 829 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all;

After reading Douglas’s blog on marquetry I figured I would add a few comments about the fine art of marquetry.

Rather than do a lot of typing here, it’s easier to just provide a link to the page on my site.

I’ve always been a bit lazy. This is listed under the scroll saw index, as well as the veneering index.

http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com/Marquetry_Basics.html

I hope it provides some additional information for anyone wanting to give this a try.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com



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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2215 days ago

Thanks, Lee (one of the two Lees of Marquetry on the site – Sawdust2 being the other). Every since I saw what you have done with those demi-lune tables I have been in awe of your considerable talents.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2215 days ago

Thank You Douglas;

I think this might be something you can really go to town with!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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bryano

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#3 posted 2214 days ago

Thank you Lee for Haveing sutch a great web site. there is a wealth of information here. I refer to it all the time when I have questions. I would recomend it to anyone.

-- bryano

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2214 days ago

Thanks Bryano;

I’m real glad to hear that!

I would hate to think that I was wasting my time working on it.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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davidtheboxmaker

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#5 posted 2214 days ago

Lee
Great website – I’ve added to my bookmarks for future reference.
One point – I’m sure I’ve read that parquetry is the same as marquetry, but relates to geometric patterns as opposed to ‘pictures’.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 2214 days ago

Hi David;

Thank you for adding the site to your bookmarks. It’s appreciated.

I checked Wikipedia, and your correct:

“Parquetry is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for floors. The patterns of parquet flooring are entirely geometrical and angular— squares, triangles, lozenges. The use of curved and natural shapes constitutes marquetry rather than parquetry. The most popular parquet flooring pattern is herringbone”.

Some professional I turned out to be huh? Now that I know that I might do some!

Thanks, I’ll fix that on the site.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 2214 days ago

Thats a great site you have Lee. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2214 days ago

Hey Grumpy;

How are you? I appreciate your comments on my site.

It took me forever to build it, so I hope it is actually helping people learn woodworking, without having to make all the mistakes I did!

Cheer up!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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