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Project by Mathew Nedeljko posted 08-15-2010 02:57 AM 2435 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dipped my toe in the waters of parquetry today. Attended a class taught by Donna Hill here in Cincinnati at the Hardwood Lumber and More store.

This is a Mariner’s Star, approx 10×7, walnut and maple set into a field of mahogany. The hardest part was getting all the pieces to come together at the point in the center. I’m happy with it for a first effort. Pay no attention to the pencil marks and the seams as this is the side that will get glued to the plywood substrate.

This is a very quiet and peaceful side of working with wood, but it does require surgical precision with xacto knives and steel rules.

Hey, at least i learned my new bifocal contacts are working okay!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 03:11 AM

That is neat. How do you “hollow” out the portion that will receive the inlays? I assume that since you said that it a quite project that you use hand tools.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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wood_wench

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 03:36 AM

Mat -Didn’t realize you were a fellow LumberJock! You did a great job in class today – can’t see what you will make next with your new skills. DH

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MickeyGee

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#3 posted 08-15-2010 05:33 AM

Really impressive job. I can’t wait to try my hand at this type of project – looks like it really stretches the patience, but the payoff here is beautiful. Great work.

-- -- Mike

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hairy

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#4 posted 08-15-2010 07:53 AM

Nice job, Mat!
This just proves that I need a Lumberjock hat.
You just never know…

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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Flemming

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 04:19 PM

great job :) clean and elegant!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 08-15-2010 09:32 PM

Nice cutting

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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fernandoindia

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 05:52 AM

Hi Mathew looks great.

I did mine since I needed to fix a threshold in the access to the bedroom areas at home. Fortunately is in a low light spot area !!

-- Back home. Fernando

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NormG

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 06:38 AM

I am glad to see there are wood workers with the patience to complete this type of art

-- Norman

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