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A little art for "Friendship"

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Project by shipwright posted 05-11-2012 01:45 AM 2077 views 8 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s time to get Friendship ready to launch again and this year I decided she could use a little art. While this is a new piece some of you may recognize the elements.

As pointed out in my blog about classic style marquetry cutting, the result is several identical motifs. The sailing ship was stack cut six deep so theoretically at least I get six ships. There’s one on my chevalet and one on Arnie's Tea Box already and I’ve always wanted to have one on my boat. Now I do.

You may also recognize that piece of Scouler Willow crotch veneer used to background the marquetry. I sliced it into about a dozen or more pieces a while back and some of the veneers have shown up here with albatrosses winging across them.

The bottom line is that just by digging through my veneer drawers and old marquetry left overs, I was able to put this together in half a day…... Cheap art!

Sorry about all the links. It’s just that this project is related to and grows out of many past projects.

Let the warm breezes begin….. I’m ready.

Enjoy the spring / summer everyone.. I know I will.

Thanks for looking

Paul

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





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tinnman65

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 01:53 AM

Very nice for a half day! I’m gonna go out on a limb and say your favorite time of the year is launch time!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 01:55 AM

its good to be home huh paul, nothing like getting friendship out and ready to go, man i love that boat, i still cant get over at what a fantastic job you did on her…and to sit in there and feel the breeze and hear the water, it will always be music to me, and your piece of art is fantastic, as always you do great work, and now friendship can be launched with your art aboard….........set sail …......off you go, and hug lucy for me, even though she doesnt much prefer cloths, lol…...grizz

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

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 02:00 AM

Beautiful work Paul.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 02:02 AM

Great and fantastic work as always Paul. The curly quilted maple really gives the appearance of clouds.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Eric in central Florida

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 02:25 AM

Yea, not bad…..lol
(only joking…)

The piece is beautiful Paul, as is all your stuff.

But I have to admit that I looked at picture #5 the most times…..

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 02:52 AM

Paul,

I love your “cheap” art. But think your real boat has especially beautiful lines. She must be a pleasure to sail. In nice weather it must be tough to decide between time at sea and time in the shop. Your scroll saw looks to be another labor of love. Thanks for sharing all three works of art.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 05-11-2012 02:53 AM

What a beautiful shot tied up at the jetty Paul. & what a great way to personalise your baby with your very own distinctive artwork.
You are getting ready to “break out” while we in NZ are getting ready to “hunker down” for the winter although we dont get it too bad up here in the North.
That Freindship realy looks ther goods my friend, go well Mate
Pete

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

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#8 posted 05-11-2012 03:24 AM

Fabulous as always! Your work and spirit are an inspiration to all of us.
Thanks for that….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#9 posted 05-11-2012 04:29 AM

gorgeous…. I love everything about this piece.

Lawrence

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#10 posted 05-11-2012 05:41 AM

Paul,

That’s a nice personalization for Friendship. Maybe now you should come here to central Wisconsin and “float your boat” on Friendship Lake!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 05-11-2012 10:21 AM

You are getting a lot of mileage out of your sawing work Paul. A big advantage with your Chevalet packet cutting method. And I must say that being able to duplicate these beautifully done marquetry works is a real plus. Very inspiring.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 05-11-2012 10:44 AM

Hi Paul,

Nice artwork.

That last photo is beautiful. Where was it taken?

Lee

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ruddy

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#13 posted 05-11-2012 11:31 AM

Paul, your marquetry is inspiring. Simply beautiful artwork. “Friendship” looks like something to drool over. I am always amazed and love looking at great wooden boats.
In Tasmania, there is a small town called Franklin and the old shipwrights are teaching the young ones the craft of building wooden boats. They have been building wooden boats in Franklin from Huon pine since the days of convict settlement and although they may use the odd electric tool, most of the work is still done with traditional tools.
Thanks for posting ….

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#14 posted 05-11-2012 11:48 AM

Paul,
Both vessels are beautiful. I am envious.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#15 posted 05-11-2012 11:54 AM

Very very nice Paul.
It is so cool that you are able to share a design among so many items.

Welcome home, may the winds prevail.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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