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Location: San Diego
Website: www.patricelejeune.com

Furniture and Marquetry maker and restorer at Antique Refinishers.
Marquetry Teacher at the American School of French Marquetry.
Marquetry artist.

-- Patrice lejeune

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commented on A Tribute To My Mentors 04-23-2015 04:33 PM
commented on OK, The French Veneer (at last) #17: Home Stretch- French Polish and Pig Suede 04-20-2015 06:23 PM
commented on Boulle Clock Restoration #1: Top restoration 04-20-2015 04:37 PM
commented on Veneer Hammer & French Polish 04-10-2015 04:34 PM
commented on Veneer Hammer & French Polish 04-10-2015 04:33 PM
commented on Lady 04-09-2015 01:32 PM
commented on Boulle Clock Restoration #1: Top restoration 04-02-2015 05:03 PM
added blog entry Boulle Clock Restoration #1: Top restoration 04-02-2015 01:07 AM
commented on Dovetailed Walnut Knock Box 03-20-2015 08:21 PM
commented on Arabian girl - The smile of Muscat 03-16-2015 04:20 PM
commented on Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #19: Finishing the insides and glueing the boxes 03-05-2015 05:47 PM
added blog entry Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #19: Finishing the insides and glueing the boxes 03-04-2015 07:08 PM
added blog entry Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #18: Finishing the inside of the box and glueing 03-04-2015 06:40 PM
commented on What Is French Polish and How to do it ! - Video 03-03-2015 10:01 PM
commented on Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #17: Getting ready to polish the inside of the box 01-23-2015 05:35 PM

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surfin2

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 08:46 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Patricelejeune

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 08:56 PM

Thank you very much

-- Patrice lejeune

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#3 posted 02-21-2013 08:57 PM


Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !

Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
http://lumberjocks.com/msojka
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 09:12 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 01:36 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 03:18 AM

Welcome Patrice! You will love this ‘network’ of woodworking family … and I look forward to your membership with us!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 11:53 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks Patrice. The eagle looks great. I see more marquetry in the background. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Thank you for posting.

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#8 posted 02-22-2013 03:19 PM

Bienvenue mon ami.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Patricelejeune

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#9 posted 02-22-2013 05:50 PM

Thank you all very much for your warm welcome.

-- Patrice lejeune

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handsawgeek

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#10 posted 01-07-2015 09:48 PM

Hi,
I’ve been following this blog for some time, and find your work to be absolutely marvelous!
A couple of questions:
First, where did you learn to do this technique? Are you largely self-taught?
Second, I note from some of the photographs that you are using a horizontal blade ‘chevy’. Is this your own design or is it more of a traditional design. I would like to see some photos of the equipment you use. Obviously, none of this looks like it’s done with a scroll saw.
Again, marvelous work!

Edit: I found a picture of your setup in #8. Wow! I’m going to assume that the attached picture of Frankenstein’s monster means that you designed and built the unit yourself.

-- Ed

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Patricelejeune

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#11 posted 01-07-2015 10:10 PM

Hi Ed

I learned furniture making and designing for 5 years at Ecole Boulle in Paris, where I spend some time in my 4th year in the marquetry workshop as part of my diploma. I did not major in marquetry but I have many friends who dod and answered my questions and helped me in my early years as a marqueteur.
I am not self taught but my progression from intermediate to now is trough practice on my own, but the bases I got in school, some at work later and the rest through my friends.
I work in San Diego where I am partner with W Patrick Edwards at Antique Refinishers Inc, where we restore but also build furniture the traditional way. We also teach at the American School of French Marquetry where we give as much as we can during week long classes. In this school as in many parisian workshop including mine, we work on chevalets, they are a traditional french tools, that offers great capabilities and possibilities, which are for me far superior than any scroll saws. We build our own tools, but we provide the students and others with plans to make there own and also the hardware for all the mechanism, which otherwise would have to be custom made.
A good book to start with, if you are interested in the french marquetry techniques, and in which you can also find a plan for the chevalet is “Marquetry” by Pierre Ramond. You can find it used online. Frankenstein was build by Patrick Edwards 15 years before Patrick came to my school in Paris to learn the french way of doing marquetry, and has been through many operations, therefore it’s name Frankenstein… It is not the best design, but it works!
There is a group created on Lumberjocks by Shipwright called the Chevalet Clubhouse with many of the chevalet owners participating, you may find it interesting.
Also there is several post on W Patrick Edwards blog that are related to marquetry or the chevalet or our school the American School of French Marquetry.

I hope this helps, and do not hesitate to ask more questions if you have any!

Cheers

Patrice

-- Patrice lejeune

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handsawgeek

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#12 posted 01-07-2015 11:29 PM

Thank you so much for the background info and sources.
Again, beautiful work!

-- Ed

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Patricelejeune

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#13 posted 01-07-2015 11:32 PM

Thank you!!

-- Patrice lejeune

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