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Project by davidtr3 posted 02-24-2017 12:39 PM 738 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up my most recent box.

The lozenges are claro walnut, mahogany and movingue. I always prefer my light lozenge running horizontally across the pattern, as if the light is hitting if from above and the darker on the sides.

The border is sterling silver with reverse diamond rosewood, movingue and claro walnut. Box is walnut and top and bottom are claro walnut.

Finish is Tried and True, and hand rubbed with bee’s wax.

Thanks for view and enjoy!





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#1 posted 02-24-2017 02:14 PM

Beautiful marquetry, big plus for effort.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 02:35 PM

Looks very good David. The silver is a nice touch.

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

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 03:31 PM

great work

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 03:33 PM

beautiful box

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 06:34 PM

Good results, I know it is a bit more trying than it looks. Did you make the lozenges from commercial veneer, resaw veneer or thicker wood? What did you use to cut them and do you recommend that way?

Steve

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 08:42 PM

Steve -

I have a Veritas string inlay tool that i use to slice 1/2” strips of commercially available veneer. I then create stacks of 1/2” strips and alternate the all three species in one stack. I have found that by doing this, the pieces will turn out to be much more uniform. I tape the packets together. I use a very small hobby miter box and gents saw to cut the angles.

Each specie needs to follow the same grain direction. So, using a pencil, I draw a line down the center of each sliced piece before I make the stacks.

I think everyone maybe does it a little differently, but I have found this works pretty well for me.

Thanks!
David


Good results, I know it is a bit more trying than it looks. Did you make the lozenges from commercial veneer, resaw veneer or thicker wood? What did you use to cut them and do you recommend that way?

Steve

- SteveMI


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davidtr3

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 08:45 PM

Thank you Paul. My wife makes jewelry, so I asked her to buy me some 20 ga. square silver wire with her last supply order. The wire bends if you look at it the wrong way, so it was a minor challenge keeping it straight.

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 11:29 PM


I have a Veritas string inlay tool that I use to slice 1/2” strips of commercially available veneer.
I think everyone maybe does it a little differently, but I have found this works pretty well for me.

Thanks for the information, I will look into the Veritas, like you commented a lot of different ways to do it.

Steve.

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#9 posted 02-25-2017 03:10 AM

really great work

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