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This is my entry for the Art Association of Henry Co., IN annual members fall show for this year. For several years I have entered one of my boxes, so this year I decided to do something different. I did borrow a marquetry box from a friend and customer for my second piece.

I had the horizontal pieces on the basket shaded on the ends and I didn’t like it so I replaced all of them. I didn’t like the original piece I had used for the bread (it did not look like something I would want to eat), so I replaced it and while I had it out I widened the crust because I thought it was to narrow. The veneer I used for the cutting board was to dark so I replaced it. I wasn’t sure if I could get all the folds in the towel to come out alright. But I surprised myself because I was happy with it and it stayed.

The method I used is the window method with a knife.

The size of the picture is 8”x10” and overall is 12 3/4”x14 3/4”.

List of veneers:
Background – pine with knot
Basket – mahogany
Wine glass – white, silver, red and black dyed veneers
Peppers – dyed green veneer
Small cheese – myrtle burl
Big cheese – satinwood
Bread – red maple burl and walnut burl
Towel – masur baltic birch
Cutting board – beli awora
Knife – walnut burl, silver and gray dyed veneer
Narrow trim piece – dyed silver veneer
frame – etimoe

I did not take pictures because I was running behind and got it finished the morning of the deadline for entries. So pictures were the last thing on my mind.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle





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shipwright

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#1 posted 09-08-2016 04:29 AM

Pretty convincing Don. I like the towel in particular, well done there.
Did you work from a photo?

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

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htl

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 10:36 AM

Very nice! Very nice indeed!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 09-08-2016 01:26 PM

Very good,as always!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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DonSol

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#4 posted 09-08-2016 02:40 PM

Thank you for your comments.

Paul – I worked from 3 pictures to make my pattern so I had to change the shadows to work with the main one. I wasn’t going to put the cloth in but an artist friend convinced (challenged) me to put it in the picture. It came out better than I thought it was going to; it actually looks like a towel.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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Woodenwizard

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#5 posted 09-08-2016 03:56 PM

Well Done! I have tried the window method, not so easy.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 09-08-2016 08:32 PM

This really looks great and it’s so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-08-2016 11:44 PM

Very impressive work! I’m sure it will do well at the show!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 09-09-2016 12:01 AM

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#9 posted 09-09-2016 05:49 PM

Daily top 3 – realy deserves. Incredible 3D effect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 09-18-2016 12:27 PM

Very beautiful Don. Those miters are super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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