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Jayhawk /KU Logo Marquetry Panel

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Project by Mathew Nedeljko posted 1147 days ago 2997 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow lumberjock friend recently saw my Bengal box project and asked me if I would accept a commission to create a KU/Jayhawk logo panel that he would like to use for the lid of a box. After several discussions about veneer selections and sizing, we agreed on a design and here is what we came up with.

The front of the panel features the Jayhawk logo which is made up of walnut, bloodwood, ribboned yellow heart and bleached maple veneer. To showcase the logo I decided to do the background in a 45 degree 4 way book matched maple background. The inside KU logo is walnut set into a wonderful birds eye maple.

This was all hand cut using a fretsaw with 00 blade and employing the double bevel technique. Finished with just a base coat of shellac as a sealer. The panel dimensions are 9×14 and this was glued onto a 1/4” baltic birch substrate using tight bond cold press glue.

My client was very happy with the finished product, and I look forward to seeing the completed box.

Thanks for looking!

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





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shipwright

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#1 posted 1147 days ago

Nice work Mat, I can’t wait to see what you turn out with your chevy.

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

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1yeldud1

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#2 posted 1147 days ago

Very nice work !!! – But a “Tiger” would have been “Much” better – Go M-I-Z-Z-O-U !!!!!!!!!

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1147 days ago

Wow! Super Job! Great looking marquetry. Go Big Red “Nebraska”

-- Dennis Zongker

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jhawkinnc

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#4 posted 1147 days ago

Love it! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!

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JHawkFan

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#5 posted 1147 days ago

Come on now guys this great work why would we want a Tiger or Cornhusker and don’t even say anything about a wildcat! LOL
But once again Mat thank you for the work you did. All I can say guys is pictures don’t do justice to the work he did. I am so impressed and happy with work he did and enjoyed working with him on this project. I am working on box now for this top and will post pictures when done.
Thanks!
and oh of course ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK on this!!

-- Matt Speer , ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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Douger

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#6 posted 1147 days ago

Very nice! Rock Chalk!
—Doug (BSJ, KU ‘76 :-)

-- Doug, Kansas, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com

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lobro4

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#7 posted 1147 days ago

Made me want stand up, wave the wheat and start the Rock Chalk Chant. Great work. (KU. c85 m89)

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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1yeldud1

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#8 posted 1146 days ago

LOL – looks like this MU Tiger fan is out numbered on this web site – Big 12 sports are fun !!!! Thanks for “chiming” in all you Kansas fans !!!!

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lanwater

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#9 posted 1146 days ago

Very nice work!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Woodenwizard

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#10 posted 1146 days ago

Outstanding!! Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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rydonmf

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#11 posted 1146 days ago

I love your panel but you really shouldn’t leave these things outside. I think some light soap and water might get that birdshit off. :)

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ladiesman217

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#12 posted 1146 days ago

That is fantastic-I would bring that to the office and it inlaid to the wall. (KU c09)

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#13 posted 1146 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments, this was a really fun project, and I can’t wait to see the finished box Matt makes out of it!

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

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JHawkFan

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#14 posted 1117 days ago

I finished the box, (finally), What do you think? http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50607 hopefully it lives up to the box top Mat did.

-- Matt Speer , ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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bigike

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#15 posted 1117 days ago

very nice work, I can only wish to do work like this.

How do you get the joints so tight like the 4 way book match for the background?
I can’t get my joints tight like that and I followed the instructions on the joewoodworker site.
The only thing I haven’t tried yet is the veneer saw. What method do you use?

http://joewoodworker.com/veneering/seams.htm

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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