Marquetry panel..

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Project by RBWoodworker posted 08-14-2012 05:34 PM 1452 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a marquetry panel of a barn for a client back in Wisconsin. It will be mounted in the front panel of a bench for her entryway by another friend of mine who’s building the bench..I had a really good time with this and it took me the better part of 6 hours to cut it all out and another 5 to sandshade it all, but believe it or not..I spent a ton of time on the drawing, just going back and forth changing it here and there till it was how I liked it. The client was thrilled.. I really wanted a good “Sky” veneer and found some redgum venner that I thought was perfect..for some reason even though our natural sky is didn’t look good in this panel, so I found the redgum which I really like. The last picture is of all the waste from cutting out the parts.. so much too.. This is the 2nd of 2 panels I made..

Thanks for looking..


-- Randall Child

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 05:49 PM

Wow that’s amazing Randy fantastic job.

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 05:50 PM

It turned out great.

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 06:08 PM

Nice job, Randy.


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#4 posted 08-14-2012 07:43 PM

Very nice work Randy.
You are right. The sky works well.
What style is the cut?
I suspect not double bevel as you said you made two.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 08-15-2012 01:28 PM

Very well done indeed! I also agree, the sky looks great!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 02:45 PM

Thanks everyone.. the kind comments are appreciated very much..

Shipwright..I actually cut both of the separately on my scrollsaw.. I use the method that Paul Schurch teaches..

-- Randall Child

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#7 posted 08-15-2012 06:48 PM

This is really nice; i like it.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 08-15-2012 07:35 PM

great work, marquetry is on my list of things to learn


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#9 posted 08-15-2012 09:29 PM


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#10 posted 08-16-2012 05:27 AM

Nicely done Randy. I think this is what Paul Schurch refers to as the Pad method. At ASFM we would call it Painting in Wood.

Amazing how sand shading adds so much depth and dimension, especially the tree.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#11 posted 08-19-2012 03:41 PM

One is definately true – you have patience

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 08:31 AM

Very nice job !
I appreciate your “work” ... as I also like doing marquetry.

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#13 posted 01-22-2013 01:37 PM

WOW!!! Beautiful marquetry panel, looks very intricate.

-- Dennis Zongker

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