|Project by shipwright||posted 06-20-2011 03:19 AM||3529 views||8 times favorited||31 comments|
Several months ago I sliced a piece of Scouler Willow into veneer and knew it was special, I just didn’t know what for. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39121
Then this week I cut a set of four albatrosses in classic style marquetry and remembered the willow veneers waiting in their drawer. When I put the two together it was an obvious match.
Different people see different things in wood grain, but what I see here is the vagabond of the Southern Ocean cruising low over a breaking sea.
photo #2) The black wing outline being cut from a packet of four black dyed veneers.
photo #3) The assembled marquetry
photo #4) The cutout from the willow field showing removal of some imperfections.
photo #5) The willow with and without shellac.
photo #5) The photo I worked from.
Check out this video of the first coat of blonde shellac being applied to pop the grain: http://youtu.be/408vfaUKir8
Thanks for looking.
Comments, critiques and questions are always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/