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Project by jmartel posted 07-24-2014 12:34 AM 873 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.





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BoardCop

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 12:42 AM

Love the Sox!! Nice work!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 12:43 AM

Looks Great! Nice work !

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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john2005

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 01:56 AM

You’ve made Len a happy man. ;)

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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shampeon

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 02:19 AM

Pretty awesome, jmart.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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shipwright

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 02:28 AM

Very nice.
You are making serious progress in marquetry.
I have some of that “Birdseye snow white veneer” too.
I find it looks too strange and have only used it once.
I think it came in one of those little packets from Lee Valley.

Nice fits and nice background treatment. It really sets off the logo …... and oh yea, I have no idea how you can do that good of lettering with a knife. Great skills.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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jmartel

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 02:48 AM

Thanks guys.

Paul,

It is a bit un-naturally white. But I figured it makes good use for when pure white is warranted. At least until I get a chevalet or anything that can cut some pearl sheeting.

I find the lettering to be fairly simple, actually.

I had to re-do the center baseball portion of this due to getting some wavy-ness after glue-up again. Trying to figure out what is causing it. This time it only affected the very center. Probably not enough pressure in the center of the board during clamp-up. I ended up making a new baseball+sox portion, laid it over the old one, hogged out the waste with my router, and glued the new one in it’s place.

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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489tad

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#7 posted 07-24-2014 04:02 AM

Real nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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shipwright

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 05:35 AM

I think you are right about the pressure. Ideally you try to apply pressure from one side toward the other or from the centre out in order to avoid trapping glue in the middle. What sort of press or cauls are you using or is it a vacuum bag?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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jmartel

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 05:41 AM

I’m using homemade cauls, plus 2 sheets of 3/4” MDF on each side. I think what happened was that I probably clamped the outsides first and then did the inside. I’ll have to fix that next time.

I plan on making a press shortly before my next veneering project. I’ve got a few of the large C-clamps and will be cutting them apart for the screws like you posted.

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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stefang

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#10 posted 07-24-2014 09:12 AM

Beautiful work. My press is the car jack single pressure point (in the middle) which seems to automatically squeeze the glue out to the edges all the way around. but I do wonder how consistent the pressure is out to the edges. I haven’t glued anything larger than a letter sized marquetry to date, but I do wonder how well it will work on larger glue-ups.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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KnotCurser

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#11 posted 07-24-2014 12:56 PM

Wow – fantastic work!

Even a life-long Orioles Fan like myself just HAS to admit that this is REALLY nice. You should be proud to accomplish a piece like this.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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JayT

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#12 posted 07-24-2014 12:57 PM

Great job, jmart!

Can I place my order now?

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#13 posted 07-24-2014 01:10 PM

Go jmart! Go baseball!

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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jmartel

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#14 posted 07-24-2014 02:33 PM

Thanks everyone. JayT, Sure I can take an order. I’m not cheap though, despite what Red/Stef say.

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#15 posted 07-25-2014 12:35 AM

Jmart, it came out awesome! I really appreciate the glue up discussion. It’s going to help this winter when I fire up a few projects. From what I can see, you are light years ahead of me. I think I’ll try. To a very basic design very cleanly. I’ll leave the masterpieces to you, Paul and Mike.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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