|Project by shipwright||posted 04-10-2012 07:05 PM||2567 views||4 times favorited||39 comments|
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 fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/