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 1601 days ago

Amazing and beautiful, great work.

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#2 posted 1601 days ago

Very beautiful piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 1601 days ago

Wonderful work. Awesome rose.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 1601 days ago

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

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#5 posted 1601 days ago

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 1601 days ago

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

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#7 posted 1601 days ago

Delicate work.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 1601 days ago

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

-- Ed

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Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 1601 days ago

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 1601 days ago

Very nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 1601 days ago

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 1600 days ago

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 1599 days ago

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 1599 days ago


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 1598 days ago

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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