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Blog series by Mathew Nedeljko updated 09-05-2011 07:42 AM 2 parts 8139 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: The Dipper

08-20-2011 08:23 PM by Mathew Nedeljko | 9 comments »

With a lot of help and inspiration from fellow Lumberjock Shipwright, I recently completed my own chevalet de marqueterie. I took a lot of pictures to document the build, and I will be posting a blog series on that topic soon. In this blog I will share my progress as I learn to use this the new tool. A scan from Lawrence Threadgold’s book Beginning Picture Marquetry shows what I will hopefully end up with. The artistic process begins with the selection of the veneer. Included in ...

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Part 2: Self Portrait

09-05-2011 07:42 AM by Mathew Nedeljko | 7 comments »

For my first attempt at doing a marquetry portrait, I figured it might as well be mine! That way nobody but me could be offended at how it turned out. Only five veneers used: maple, birch, cherry, walnut set into mahogany field. Cut using my chevalet, and I must say I continue to be amazed at the precision this tool allows. At this point it is a just taped together from the front with marquetry tape, This picture is taken from the back so is reversed. Here are all the leftover piece...

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