|Project by shipwright||posted 06-06-2012 07:06 PM||3405 views||21 times favorited||62 comments|
In Boulle style marquetry you cut a design once in a stack of different veneers. When you separate all the parts, you “mix and match” them to provide a number of similar motifs. I cut these designs originally just as an exercise, to tune my cutting skills but when you do that, after all the work you’ve put in you have to find a place to put them. I decided that three simple mitered boxes would do the job and had the idea to continue the “mix and match” format of the marquetry.
So these boxes, each a little higher than the last, represent I guess three little steps in my quest to become a marqueteur.
The materials are Holly, Lacewood and black dyed veneer (although I ran out and used grey inside the lids) and again Holly, Lacewood and aniline dyed Western Maple solids.
The hinges are my easy integral style although Andy (gadfm) has made far more of them than I have now. (maybe they should be “Andy Hinges”. That has a nice ring.)
The finish is rubbed shellac and the glue, of course, hot hide.
Thanks for looking. Comments, questions, critiques, always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/