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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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The Black Rooster, My Latest Marquetry Project #1: Cutting Letters in Marquetry

01-06-2013 12:42 AM by shipwright | 23 comments »

I am a lover of travel and of Italy in particular. Toscana is my favorite province and Chianiti my favorite region. When I built my first chevalet, my first attempt at marquetry with it was Il Gallo Nero, the black rooster that is a very old symbol of the region. It is also the logo symbol of the Consorzio Chianti Classico, the co-operative of growers who produce one of my favorite Italian wines. My first attempt may have been a little too ambitious and never actually reached a finished state...

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How to Build a Chevalet From Scratch #6: New Improved Chevalet Sketchup

11-05-2012 10:19 PM by shipwright | 9 comments »

I have improved a fair bit since I posted the initial SU of the chevalet. In fact it was my very first attempt and it was, in a word awful. I may not be a pro yet but at least this SU can be pulled apart and measured. There’s no need for further explanation except top say that this chevalet as drawn can be set up for a seat to blade height from about 22” to about 25”. That should accommodate almost everyone. Here’s the link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/...

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Marquetry……a gaming table of pewter, brass and faux tortoiseshell…….various techniques #1: Cutting long, perfect, straight lines in Marquetry

10-22-2012 04:05 PM by smokey56 | 1 comment »

This is an instructional video lead in for those who do marquetry/inlay and have the need to cut perfectly straight line cuts in their project. I have taken on a project that requires many straight lines. An O blade is used to cut close to the intended straight line. While the project is still in packet form and the pieces cut out and in its tray, the packet is stabilized in a vise, a file is used to reduce the material to the exact line. The video will give a clear demonstration as to th...

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