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Boston Red Sox Marquetry Hanging #1: Design, and first night's progress

17 days ago by jmartel | 3 comments »

After seeing a few of my other veneer works, I was approached to make a Red Sox wall hanging for someone to give as a gift. Seeing as how I am still looking for more experience on this marquetry kick I’m on, I decided to go for it. Now, I’m not a fan of Baseball period, so don’t let this logo make you think I’m a Red Sox fan. We decided on a rather large size of 24”x24” overall, which will be more beneficial to me for the small pieces that needed cutting...

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Marquetry Serving Tray #5: More construction on the tray frame

37 days ago by jmartel | 2 comments »

2 night ago, I was able to re-cut some of the letters in an effort to not have any broken pieces. The S and W continued to split on me, but I was able to get a nice M, A, and B so I will count it as a success. Last night was fairly productive. I was able to use my router with a 1/4” bit to cut a dado in the 4 sides of the frame to accept the plywood bottom. The 2 shorter sides had to be stopped dadoes so that they would be hidden when the frame is assembled. Once I cut the dad...

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Marquetry Serving Tray #1: Introduction/Design

49 days ago by jmartel | 1 comment »

My mom approached me about doing something for my father for Father’s day. Only requirements were that it was to be something for their boat, and that it have the boat’s name on it. Other than that, I had complete creative freedom. I came up with the serving tray idea since they frequently prepare food down in the galley and have to bring it to the back deck for eating, and they currently just use some plastic serving tray. For the design, I decided that a prominent Compass ...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #11 - Sand Shading

50 days ago by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

I has been a while and I thought I could give an update on this project. We are preparing the class room for june, which means cleaning the space we use between the classes as our marquetry and french polish workshop. I am finishing shading before to put the project on the side for those reason. I use the sand shading method and mostly dipping considering the number of pieces. I usually do one or 2 flowers at a time and dip a series of 2 or 3 pieces, sometime 4 which gives me ...

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Marquetry Images #1: First Cuts

57 days ago by Mike Lingenfelter | 7 comments »

I finished my Chevalet build a while ago and now I have been getting to know the tool. After I finished tuning the Chevalet, I needed to find the first image I would cut. I tried to find something interesting but “simple” to start with. Seeing that this a French tool I chose a Fleur-de-lis. Over all I didn’t do too bad, not having any real instruction on using the tool. I did have an issue doing sharp/tight turns, so some of my turns/corners are a bit “round...

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events #1: Muscat international festival of arts, heritage and creativity 2014, Sultanate of Oman

140 days ago by prometej065 | 5 comments »

Muscat festival 2014 The first part of the International Festival of arts, cultural heritage and creativity in 2014 which will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (23.januar – 22.februar) artistic trades Serbia very noticeable, we presented me with his technique of marquetry, and my friend, artistic furniture restorer Vaso Popengov. As part of a wider festival events in Al Amerat area of ​​Muscat, the capital of Oman, in parallel with the Festival of Folklore and Food Festival at...

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Capriccio marquetry

232 days ago by Dominik Matus | 11 comments »

I’m just making this marquetry to guild casket. It’s motive from Jean-Baptiste-Charles Claudot’s painting. I’m using burning to crate shadows. Finished

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American School of French Marquetry #1: New : Marquetry, veneering, finishing forum

238 days ago by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

I have been revamping and upgrading the American School of French Marquetry website lately and we just launched a forum for everyone to use post and ask questions or help others in this fields.As any Forum we need people to start and to make this forum an alive place. Please help us make this forum a place that could contribute to raise the quality of work for our Lumberjocks community. http://americanschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/asfm/index.php/marquetry-forum

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Thick Veneer from France...and other places #2: The "Good Stuff" is here... the second package

246 days ago by shipwright | 32 comments »

I’ve been patiently waiting for the rest of my veneer to arrive from France so we can leave for AZ. Well it arrived today and we leave in the morning. As promised here are the photos. WARNING: A lot of photos of pretty veneer, you may want to pass on this one. The second package. Mocutaiba (Tiger Ear, Pao Santo) Douka (Makore) Espenille (West Indies Satinwood) Amourette (Snakewood) Gaboon Ebony Holly S...

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Thick Veneer from France...and other places #1: The First Half has Arrived

248 days ago by shipwright | 25 comments »

In a previous blog I wrote about my visit to Les Fils de J. George in Paris and included a video of “la scie au bois montant” and my thoughts about the adventure. I have been patiently waiting since I arrived home for the arrival of my purchases. They were shipped in two packages and the second somehow managed to get itself three days behind the first. Every day I check the Colissimo website to track the packages and yesterday the word was (in French of course) that the first pack...

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