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Treasure Box III - Post #1: Remember the Treasure Boxes series?

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 02-14-2018 08:25 PM 457 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Remember TB I & TB II ?

Here is TB III

Well. As you can see it is not quite finished yet. But we have been really busy at the shop working on other project that I did not even take the time to post… But here we are, back on track.

Drawing is almost done, the 2 sides are finished and ready to be cut, top and front need to be verified and the back needs a bit more massaging, but it’s there.

We have taken this opportunity to clean up the veneer cellar with the “Tree Hugger”

We also have been cutting more of our own veneer, perfect sizes for piece by piece packets.

This has extended our palette quite a bit.

Our number of sawn veneer woods in marquetry pack is now in the 50’s for TB3. I am not sure we will use all of them in the project but they are packed and ready to go!

Drawing of one of the sides

All the paper cut for that side also

And the packs ready to be cut!

And why not a little extra

More soon!!!

Thanks for following

-- Patrice lejeune



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 08:50 PM

Oh dear, this is going to be something!!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 02-14-2018 11:50 PM

Great inspiration. I’m so impressed that you are drawing this from scratch!
The finest work as always.

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

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 12:11 AM

This is going to be interesting!! It must be a copy of the supposed Andre Charles’ chest, though I didn’t know it had a drop down front. It’s always been on my list of marquetry projects that I want to make sometime- as Paul said an inspiration. Did you get access to the real thing to copy the marquetry designs or use the pictures in Pierre’s books. I have them on my computer ready to ‘trace’ one day. I look forward to seeing more. Thanks for posting.

-- Madburg WA

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 01:09 AM

Gosh, this is going to be fun to watch!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 05:41 AM

Patrice,

It’s good to see you and Patrick back at it! Watching your progress through such masterpieces is really a fabulous “at-home vacation” for us. We can’t wait to see more!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 02-15-2018 04:14 PM

Matburg, our treasure box is not a copy of the Getty coffer, it is inspired by it.
I plan on talking about drawing and inspirations on the next post. But here is the outline.
Our new treasure Box is 1/3 of the original, will have a dropfront and an inside which is not existing on the original.
The marquetry we are doing is not a reduction of the original but a redraw from the original layout. Some elements are very similar, like the scrolls and the birds but redrawn to accommodate the scale, but if you look at the flowers and the branches and the leaves they are quite different.
A full size copy is in the project for this and next year in addition to the treasure Boxes.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#7 posted 02-15-2018 04:15 PM

Thanks guys. I will try to keep this updated as often as I can.

-- Patrice lejeune

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