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Project by shipwright posted 04-10-2012 07:05 PM 2116 views 4 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of entertaining LJ Gene Howe for the afternoon and giving him a little chevalet / marquetry lesson. He had a great time and so I was encouraged to invite another (non LJ) woodworker friend who was interested in the chevalet (my wife calls the “whiz bang machine”) to come out for lunch and a primer class in marquetry / hide glue. These photos show the simple box that I put together for him with the marquetry he cut that afternoon. He will be receiving it this Friday. The photos also show a bit of the hammer veneering we did on the oak interior sides and the simple miter and tape construction of the box. With hide glue there is no need for clamping pressure.

The first two photos are not the same. The packet was cut Boulle style with four layers of different colored veneers. That produces four identical, except for color, motifs.

This is so much fun that when I get home to B.C. next week I may consider offering an elementary class if there is interest.

Comments critiques always welcome.

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





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stefang

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 07:10 PM

I can see why you are enjoying this so much Paul. A great result on this arty box. I think you have a great idea about giving a class on marquetry. A good way to spread the joy around and to make new friends.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SPalm

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 07:32 PM

A class sounds like so much fun. I only wish you would do an east coast tour.

And then you could sell them all whiz bang machines and make a bundle.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 07:34 PM

Nice work, Paul.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 07:38 PM

paul that is a beauty, you guys sure had a great time. so it sounds like a blog is coming…lol…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 07:39 PM

This design is terrific! Your friend will cherish this. Hopefully he will build his own “Whiz bang machine”.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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rance

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 07:40 PM

Yeah, you should do an east coast tour. Nice work(as always). I like the southwestern motif. At least my buddy icon lives there. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 07:40 PM

Looks good Paul ,I can see the beginnings of Paul’s Marquertry school ????

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shipwright

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 07:50 PM

Jim As far as “Paul’s Marquetry School” goes I’m afraid that other than a beginners’ course, it would be the near sighted leading the blind.

Rance, That is your icon on the box, just a more flattering pose perhaps.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 07:56 PM

Nice job. Looks first class to me ;-)) (pun intended, as always)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 07:58 PM

I think your being very modest Paul your work looks way beyond the beginners range. It’s great of you to share the fun with friends.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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peteg

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 08:49 PM

More fabulous work Paul, I think you will be overrun with interest should you decide to run a class, who wouldn’t relish the chance to learn from a Master. Love the story about Gene, missed that previously :))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Karson

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#12 posted 04-10-2012 09:45 PM

I’m up for a class.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 04-10-2012 09:51 PM

Sweet box, Paul. I’ll have to stop over next year and learn the process. I’m not very artsy so It will have to be straight forward and mechanical!
We were so busy this year that I could not make the trip to Green Valley. I promise I will next year, early before it gets busy!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Triumph1

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#14 posted 04-10-2012 10:18 PM

Very cool Paul. I sure wished I lived closer…I would love to take a class with you.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Andy

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#15 posted 04-10-2012 10:36 PM

Very nice!!
I have always appreciated the southwest style.
This is fun to look at Paul.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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