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Boulle Clock Restoration #2: Almost done

03-24-2016 11:53 PM by Patricelejeune | 14 comments »

It has been a while since I posted anything as a friend reminded me couple days ago. So I thought I would do an update on couple projects I have been working on. On an earlier post I had shown the start of a restoration on a Boulle clock. We had restored the top part, since I have been working on the 2 lower elements. I did not took a lot of picture of the restoration of the middle section But I documented better the restoration of the lower section that was partic...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #13: Making Fine Dust for Marquetry Mastic

02-11-2016 05:05 AM by shipwright | 14 comments »

This is a little videoI did last summer after having a “Doh!” moment. Very fine sanding dust is difficult to generate and contain in a clean, uncontaminated condition. The go to method has been hand sanding with ~220 grit paper.This is just a little trick that came to me while I was sanding a spindle one day. I thought it was worth sharing. http://youtu.be/3unlDe9oymA Thanks for lookng in. Paul

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Steps 3D marquetry #1: preparation

12-27-2015 09:22 PM by salzer | 2 comments »

Hello friends,I may use the images of an artist, Eka Peraze, as templates for my marquetry.I will show you the steps of the production of the 3D marquetry. Original paintings printed on foil and enlarged with projector. on Paper on transparent paper transmitted with carbon paper on the back of the veneer. I have colored the image. So I have a better presentation, on a scale 1: 1. the first parts are inserted

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Marquetry School #2: School's Out, a Learning Experience (good)

09-26-2015 08:26 PM by shipwright | 28 comments »

Well, it’s over. my first course in French marquetry, level one, ended yesterday and the consensus is that we all learned a lot. The students learned about French marquetry and I learned about teaching French marquetry. Thank you Len, Kendra, and Phil. I could not have asked for better, more enthusiastic first students.The topics covered were the making of grease paper and assembly of packets, cutting on the chevalets, assembly of motifs, filling with mastic and finally pressing to a...

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Marquetry School #1: First Students Tomorrow

09-21-2015 04:02 AM by shipwright | 36 comments »

My first marquetry course starts tomorrow morning. I’ve been preparing for a couple of weeks and I think I’m as prepared as I could be. The classroom The textbooks The work areas Glue making, packet assembly and mounting board materials The packets for the first étude. They get a choice of colour combinations Hammer veneering materials Wish me luck! Thanks for looking Paul

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #21: Banding - Mechanism - Hardware

07-07-2015 08:05 PM by Patricelejeune | 15 comments »

Hello, I had to stop working on the boxes for 2 weeks as we had classes here at the American School of French Marquetry. Great group But I am back to work on them now. First of all, all the banding is done.They are composed on 2 bone and an ebony string inlay plus an ebony band. The edges of the top are veneered with ebony first Then I cut with a veneer saw the inside marquetry to size and instal the banding The same is done for the sides It is...

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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #8: Marquetry, Trees & Reflection

06-02-2015 02:23 PM by Dennis Zongker | 23 comments »

This larger marquetry has been quite the challenge. I’ve been pushing really hard to make the delivery date, it looks like I’m still going to be a week or two longer than expected. The next steps are bending the solid ebony inlays, then routing & inlaying them into the top. Then bending and gluing on the solid mahogany top edges, Then I’m off to the finishing booth. I haven’t had any spare time to hang out on LJ’s which I still love to do. Thank you for...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #20: Veneering the lid and preparing the bandings

05-23-2015 01:18 AM by Patricelejeune | 9 comments »

Last time I posted I had glued down the boxes bodies with the inside already french polished I worked on gluing the marquetry panels to the trimmed to size lid My favorite moment is when you see it glued down right way up for the first time, it appears slowly while you remove the paper This glueing of the marquetry on both side had to be precise has they had to be perfectly centered as well as the right way up as when you open the box the owner will appreciate to g...

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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #7: Tree & Water Reflections, Marquetry Practicing

05-04-2015 06:34 PM by Dennis Zongker | 16 comments »

For the marquetry I needed to figure out a few obstacles before starting the real marquetry for the top. This practice piece is 23” wide x 33” long, this ellipse is much smaller then the top at 60” x 80” The practice piece I simplified the design down to just one tree with the sky, grass, bank, sand, and water. So far it has taken me about three weeks to finally get to this stage and finishing the practice piece. Finding the right veneers and almost redrawi...

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The Tinker's Apprentice #2: My Dilemma

04-07-2015 08:50 PM by droogs | 1 comment »

Having had my “road to Damascus” moment, the realisation dawned on me that although I had just had a world beating business idea; I in fact had absolutely no way in which to achieve its fruition. After all, here was I with no tools at all, other than a very worn Phillips screwdriver, a decrepit claw hammer, a knock-off 12mm Marples “blue” bevelled chisel (with sides that could only be described as having been ground using the kerb) and a rather cheap and nasty ¼” drive socket set missing the ...

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