|Project by PetVet||posted 11-20-2008 04:13 PM||2502 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
I wanted to try my hand at marquetry and this is my first attempt. I am not pleased with the outcome, and would appreciate some constructive criticism to help me along.
1. The fans on the corners don’t seem to be the right size? Too big or too small?
2. The center cries out for something, maybe an oval fan or a shell?
3. The book matched veneer’s seams show, especially the end grain. I overlapped these and cut them together, but still the seams show. Should I have tried to cut them on an angle like in double bevel marquetry?
4. The inlay looks lost sitting next to the frame, I think next time I will put veneer outside of this. Any other suggestions?
I coped the mahogany frame on the table saw. This worked fairly well, although it sure takes a while. The veneer is mounted on 1/4” plywood. I used birch veneer on the bottom and birds eye maple on the top. I will not use birds eye maple again, as the eyes are a bear to cut through. Live and learn. I finished it with the salad bowl finish followed by mineral oil/bee’s wax.
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