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Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga #10: Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga

04-28-2013 07:52 AM by justoneofme | 17 comments »

Hi Everyone! It’s been a wonderful time filled with family, visitations, luncheons and dinners … all in celebration of my Dad’s 93rd Birthday!! But now our company has gone back home … the dust has settled … and I’ve finally returned to some serious time in the workshop. Finishing off Nouveau Gal’s hair means this main front panel for my wine box is complete! At the same time Nouveau Lady got her hairdo done too … so I could work o...

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Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga #9: Merlot Anyone?! - The Marquetry Wine Box Saga

04-21-2013 06:10 AM by justoneofme | 16 comments »

Holy Moly but time is flying by!! There are slips of paper all around my kitchen desk (where I’m blogging to you all on my laptop at this very moment!) ... messages reminding me to do this … do that … don’t forget … appointments to keep … plans to make … phone calls. Yikes!! I don’t know about you folks, but when I see this kind of mess pile up I just head straight to the workshop :) Today I couldn’t avoid it any longer … the mes...

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Combining my Passions: Friendship Marquetry. #1: Upgrading my Desk Doors

04-21-2013 01:23 AM by shipwright | 30 comments »

Back in 2009 when my “woodworking as a hobby” life was just getting started I became interested in veneering and marquetry. Problem was I knew nothing about marquetry so I used a set of router bushings made for inlaying and adapted a style of marquetry cutting with them. One of my early projects was a couple of doors for a new desk to fit a little nook in my home office. The text accompanying the project post says ” I will improve” so I guess the time has co...

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Patricks's Blog #1: Recreating a process - Videos - Hand tools, veneer, picking machine and chevalet

04-10-2013 10:09 PM by Patricelejeune | 9 comments »

Couple years ago Patrick Edwards from Antique Refinishers and the American School of French Marquetry whom I work with, was featured in 2 videos published by Graham Blackburn and bought by Popular woodworking. They have been kind enough to grant us access to those 2 videos. Here is what Patrick posted on his blog: Graham Blackburn VideosI remember when MTV first appeared and for the first time we could watch music videos on our TV. Then YouTube was developed and we could watch videos o...

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Playing with Parchment

04-09-2013 12:53 AM by shipwright | 23 comments »

A few months ago my buddy Gene (vipond33) posted a superb desk featuring parchment and ebony. He had some parchment scraps left over and he sent them on to me, thinking I might be able to use them for something. .... Thanks Gene! He gave me some general instructions for it’s use and left me to experiment. The thing that caught my interest was that he mentioned that it’s good to pay attention to the darkness or lightness of the substrate as it can be somewhat transparent. I imme...

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Marquetry tools, veneers and supply purchases

03-20-2013 07:19 PM by stefang | 22 comments »

I thought it might be interesting for those thinking about taking up marquetry work to get an idea of what they might need and I wanted to show my marquetry advisory board what I bought in case they see something missing that I should have. Besides marquetry, It’s my intention to begin using hot hide glue, so those supplies and tools are also included. HIDE GLUE/HAMMER VENEERINGI do like the specialty electric glue pots, but I didn’t fancy paying the high price plus import duti...

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How to protect artistic crafts?

03-11-2013 12:13 AM by prometej065 | 2 comments »

The reason why this blog launches impose position that a recent find.Specifically, professionalized am working on this beautiful technique, marquetry, and founded Atelier artistic craft “Marquetry Design”. A special state commission of the Ministry of Finance and Economy, in my home and workshop, has estimated that my craft work to the criteria of artistic craftsmanship, so I got the official government certificate. However, in my community, given the entrepreneurial pos...

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Exhibits #1: On exhibit at Cirello Gallery for a month

03-07-2013 11:57 PM by Patricelejeune | 8 comments »

Here is the flyer

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Good progress today

02-04-2013 07:52 PM by stefang | 18 comments »

TODAYS WORKThe yellow was added to the whiskers, eyebrows and legs. I still have some yellow to do on some of the toes.The tongue is also inserted, but not quite finished. The top photo is from my last blog for comparison with the today’s photo at the bottom so you can get a feel for whats been done. There is still a lot of work to go, so if the picture looks a little strange in places that is probably why. WHAT’S NEXT?The obvious things are the eyes, mouth, muzzle, teeth, ...

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Slowly But Surely

02-01-2013 06:47 PM by stefang | 26 comments »

WORK DONE SINCE LAST POSTThe upper and lower belly sections are done (excepting remedial work), the claws have been added together with some other small bits and pieces here and there, The eyebrows are finished except for the yellow to be added, and the walnut outline to the head and lips are in place. The walnut in the head will only be an outline after the final Ash piece is inserted in the middle. The three photos below show the original artwork, the last update and where we are now. ...

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