|Project by jmartel||posted 07-24-2014 12:34 AM||873 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
I was asked to make this as a gift for someone who is a Red Sox fan. I figured this would be a good project to take on to help increase my marquetry skills. I think one thing that certainly helped was the fact that it is a very large piece at 24”x24”. This was also done using an X-acto knife like my previous projects in veneer.
I created a blog posting for this, but haven’t gotten around to finishing up the series. I will attempt to finish it up tonight.
The woods used are: Wenge for the dark brown, Bloodwood for the red, Holly for the outer lighter ring and name, Walnut for the background, and a dyed white veneer of unknown species that has a bit of birdseye figure in it for the center portion of the baseball. The whole thing is trimmed in 1/8” walnut.
Finish is 5 coats of gloss Arm-R-Seal.
One of these days I need to build a Chevalet…
-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.