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Writing slope with marquetry

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Project by ocwoodworker posted 683 days ago 1879 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister and her husband had me and my wife over for dinner and the subject of wood woorking came up. (Who would have thought!) She asked if I could make her a writing slope. I asked “What’s that?”
And after a little google search and some sawdust this was the result.
I took an marquetry class here in Anaheim Calif. by Paul Schurch. Awesome class. I highly recommend it!! The flower is the Dogwood and I made a sort-of diamond design with a inlay strip and had the branches weave around it. Made of mahogany veneer and solid wood with Holly for the petals, Mahogany for the stems and colored poplar for the leaves.
The hardware came from: Lee Valley – quadrant hinges, SOS hinges Horton Brass – Lock, drawer knobs
The supplier for the leather writing surface was hard to find, having never worked with leather. But thanks to the folks here on LJ I was given several good leads (You guys rock!!)
Special thanks to Bob Durnell, who being a fellow LJ and lives around the corner from me, helped inlay the leather into the finished piece. Thanks Bob!!
Finished with Arm-R-Seal from General Finish

Just gave it to here tonight at a family get-together. Needless to say she loved it!!!

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.





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shipwright

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#1 posted 683 days ago

Nice box. It’s always nice to see marquetry on LJ’s.
Yours is very nice.

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

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Ian Hawthorne

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#2 posted 683 days ago

Very nice Kevin – great marquetry and great contrast.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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woodworm

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#3 posted 682 days ago

Very fine work on marquetry.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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dustynewt

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#4 posted 682 days ago

Beauty Job! Love the spalted maple till/gallery.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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JohnLee

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#5 posted 682 days ago

Bravo!

-- John, Omaha

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 682 days ago

Beautifully done, Kevin.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 682 days ago

Truly outstanding.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 682 days ago

Wow! I just love the whole project the contrast in woods are wonderful and the S.Maple really set the inside off with a bang….great piece…Blkcherry

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bobdurnell

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#9 posted 682 days ago

Hey Kevin- thanks for the credit. The desk looks great and I see a lot of good comments on it.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 682 days ago

wow! your sister is a lucky gal..that’s a nifty lapdesk/slope

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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mafe

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#11 posted 682 days ago

Beautiful desk and work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Julian

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#12 posted 682 days ago

Looks great.

-- Julian

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Spoontaneous

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#13 posted 682 days ago

Love it! Inside and out.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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stefang

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#14 posted 682 days ago

A beautiful and skillful piece of work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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nonickswood

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#15 posted 682 days ago

Beautiful! all-the-way Around.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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