|Project by shipwright||posted 05-13-2011 11:48 PM||2889 views||10 times favorited||36 comments|
This is the first marquetry to be cut on my new chevalet. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48501 It represents my baseline, the point from which I would like to grow and improve. It is fastened to the front face of the saw so that I will always have it to look back to, hopefully with a smile.
It is also my first attempt at “classic style” marquetry where the pieces are individually cut from packets of identical veneer and separately from the background. Unlike either Boulle style or double bevel style, the classic style requires that the piece and the others to which it adjoins are cut separately. Perfect fits are not guaranteed here as they are in the other styles. The plus side is that you simultaneously make several identical copies of the motif.
There are lots of gaps here. It is not good marquetry but it is a challenging style and I’m determined to improve. The saw itself is amazing and improvement is just a matter of practice.
The cutting may be a matter of practice but the real art in marquetry, as I am discovering, lies in the creation of the color separated artwork and the choice of veneers to best portray the feeling and life of the subject. Again, I have many miles ahead of me.
Thanks for looking.
Any comments, critiques or questions are always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/