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Project by Terry Miller posted 03-04-2012 04:38 AM 2356 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m just getting started in marquetry/parquetry so I thought I’d make some binders for Christmas presents. The substrate is 1/8th Baltic Birch plywood.
Each design is different:
1. Perspective/vanishing points
2. Rhombs showing three-fold and five fold symmetries. ( The five-fold is called Penrose tiling and was patented by Roger Penrose.)
3. Celtic Labyrinth and Braid
4. Pursuit curves





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 05:29 AM

Beautiful work,what a great idea for binders.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 05:29 AM

Great binders. My daughter wants to make some binders. How do you hinge them and attach the pages to the binder. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 05:38 AM

Nice work. Welcome to the small but dedicated Lumberjocks marquetry circle.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 06:08 AM

Very nice, I look forward to your future postings. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Billp

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 02:22 PM

great idea. I think I’ll have to borrow it. Love the designs and patterns. Very functional.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 02:39 PM

What a great, you were truely inspired for this one

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 02:58 PM

Great work, I like the designs!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 04:26 PM

Thanks everybody! The spine and the covers are attached with a single piece of leather, and I used 1.5” ring mechanisms from plastic binders from Staples.

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#9 posted 03-04-2012 11:48 PM

Great Job, especially for just getting started. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 03-05-2012 03:24 AM

Wow! those are some really cool looking pieces.
Welcome to LumberJocks, looking forward to seeing more.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 03-05-2012 03:40 AM

These are all very cool – the perspective one especially for me – I studied architecture so it hits home…...looks like you got one heck of a good start. Thanks for sharing.

Jeff

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#12 posted 03-05-2012 04:51 AM

Great marquetry, very good craftsmanship.

-- Tom D

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