|Project by Kiwib0y||posted 08-16-2015 06:14 PM||758 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Hi all, Seem I am a newbie to the site I thought I would show the interested folks what I have been doing. I started marquetry in February this year (2015) after I had an accident breaking my neck on a building site and having to give up motorcycle riding. I started off with a few instructions from a guy who dabbled in marquetry and then with research online I came up with the items above. All the veneers used are .6mm to .7mm thick, I made all the boxes myself as well as the handles and laminating of the rim to the tea tray, I have really enjoyed reading the replies to peoples blogs and happy I have joined up to this site. Marquetry is something that people of New Zealand are not very familiar with so talking to folk about it is hard to do. As you can see I attempted some sand shading on the 1st, 3rd and 6th boxes,
I used pva glue on all the items except the tea tray which I stepped out side my comfort zone and use hot hide glue which I really liked using and will probably keep using as I enjoyed using it. (can undo mistake quite easily).
I was introduced to hide glue by a elderly gentleman who has done marquetry for the last 64 years and has been giving me a few pointers over the last couple of months since I met him. He is the only other person I have met in person who has done marquetry.
Hope to join in with discussion’s and keep learn from you knowledge people.
-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand