|Project by shipwright||posted 07-29-2011 05:09 AM||2695 views||10 times favorited||36 comments|
Another marquetry box, this time with a theme near to my heart. The top lid motif is a West Coast Salmon Seiner powerblocking her net in. The inside lid features a Chinook Salmon, the mainstay of the industry.
These are images that take me back to a day when I was building boats like this for the fishermen of the B.C. Coast. Now I just make pictures of them but I can still smell the Yellow Cedar coming out of the planer and I can hear the pin mauls driving the spikes.
The simple box is Spaulted Maple with Wenge trim and employs my integral hinge
( blog http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/23989 )
The marquetry is cut in classic style so I have three more that will turn up somewhere, sometime and this particular one features a piece of Carpathian Elm Burl in the reflection area. I could not have done this without my chevalet.
The finish is satin wipe on poly.
The last two photos are about forty years apart and show me working on one of these boats full size “back in the day” and on this one last week.
Here’s a little video clip of the first coat of finish going on the marquetry:
As always all comments are welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/