Headboard video shading techniques

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 04:15 PM

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 04:56 PM

Hi Ken

That is a wonderful video on sand shading. I’ve done a fair amount of it myself but you always learn something watching someone else do it. I hadn’t seen the “charcoal cheat” before… a great solution to more than one problem.

I suspect that the kraft paper part will be lost on anyone who hasn’t been to ASFM. No one else uses that system outside of France.

Oh yes, and did mention how much I envy that beautiful thick sawn veneer from Les Fils de Georges.

Beautiful finished piece Ken and a great “how to”

Thanks for posting.

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

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 06:09 PM

Beautiful piece, Ken. Like Paul, I hadn’t seen the “charcoal cheat” either, although I’ve used acrylic paints and stenciling techniques with marquetry to produce special effects. I also liked the “in between” technique for sand shading. That has always been problematic for me, and I’ve typically just ignored doing those areas in the past. Thanks for a nice video tutorial!


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#4 posted 08-31-2012 07:03 PM

What a great informative video, the clarity on the video is great as is your tutorial,
The overall piece is a magnificent Headboard!
wonderful way to work with nature’s sounds in the background.
Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-31-2012 11:22 PM

What an amazing piece of work. Great videos; the clear close ups help use see what you have to deal with. I’m just starting to learn about marquetry and hope to see more of your photos & videos. Thanks for sharing.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 09-01-2012 03:10 AM

Terrific! Thanks for sharing…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#7 posted 09-01-2012 02:35 PM

Thanks for sharing. That is amazing. I cant imagine how many months it would take to complete. Beautiful work of art.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#8 posted 09-01-2012 03:48 PM

It is always great to watch a master at work, who not only enjoys his work, but wants to share it with others
to make sure his craft can continue. Thank you for sharing your work and your projects.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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