|Project by DonSol||posted 09-07-2016 11:31 PM||432 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
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