|Project by davidtr3||posted 05-22-2016 02:52 PM||658 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Made this box as a graduation present for my son.
Oak and Walnut with compass rose marquetry set in curly maple. Tray is walnut with mother-of-pearl star inlay.
I ran into some problems with the marquetry and it was a good lesson (for me at least). I had all of the marquetry completed, and I made the mistake of rubbing the joints with PVA glue while the marquetry was wet with moisture from the marquetry tape. This resulted in the dreaded black spot.
Rather than start over, I bought some oxalic acid. After two treatments of rubbing the marquetry with a 3M scotch pad and oxalic acid, the spots were gone. Had this been two or three years ago, I may have just started over, but I had a lot of time tied up in the marquetry and thought I’d give the acid a try.
Anyway, the lessons for me were: there maybe a solution to a mistake and never use PVA glue while the marquetry is wet.
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