Marquetry Rose

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Here is a rose I made recently. I haven’t decided what to put it in yet.

-- Ed

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 04:01 AM

Amazing and beautiful, great work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 04:21 AM

Very beautiful piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 05:36 AM

Wonderful work. Awesome rose.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 05:55 AM

awesome job. that does not look easy at all. you did great

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 07:41 AM

Very nice. What technique did you use? I am just getting into marquetry and have a couple items but nothing completed yet.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 08:33 AM

That is beautiful, I wish I had the patience to do that.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 01:43 PM

Delicate work.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 03-13-2010 02:47 PM

Thanks everyone. It was cut with a knife (window method).

-- Ed

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 03:36 PM

Beautiful Rose! You did a excellent job

Have you ever used the “Boulle Technique” or the “Classic Method”?

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 03-13-2010 06:48 PM

Very nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 03-13-2010 08:22 PM

Great job! I’m just beginning the journey into veneers and marquetry. I hope I can get to your level sometime.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#12 posted 03-14-2010 01:37 AM

Dennis, I have tried using a scroll saw without much luck except with some thick stock. Since I am pretty new at this I haven’t tried too many methods. Here is a pen I made a few years ago.
Tulip Pen

Owen, it isn’t as hard as it seems. My level isn’t much beyond yours@

-- Ed

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#13 posted 03-15-2010 06:21 AM

I’d put the rose in water, you don’t want it to wilt.

Oh wait, that’s not a real rose! Looks great!

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#14 posted 03-15-2010 09:24 PM


Great looking work. I like how you shaded the petals to give depth to the flower.
I am assuming you did this by sand shading ??

You mentioned “window method”. Could you elaborate a little more.
Also, what cutter did you use? Scalpel?

I agree in reference to the jigsaw. I have not had any success when using it to cut commercial veneers.
Works ok on shop sawn veneers (thicker, like you said), but mainly use those cuts for inlay work.

Thanks for posting.

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#15 posted 03-16-2010 02:02 AM

Hey Dave,

The window method is nothing more that cutting your piece in the substrate and using that blank as a window. It allows positioning the piece to best show grain orientation for the picture. I use an off brand Exacto knife, similar to a scalpel.

-- Ed

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