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Project by oakwood posted 555 days ago 1023 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wish this tray had been my own design but it would have been impossible as I have no artistic skills. The inspiration, I should say the pattern came from (wwhttp://www.amazoncanvas.com/#index.htmlw.wood-veneers.com/j-home.htm) I used the lower portion of the piece displayed. The tray will never be sold and hopefully will become a familly heirloom. I hope. To do this tray I had to improvise and extend my coping saw from a 12” throat to a 31” throat. It is easily adaptable and although all I needed for this project was 24” clearance, I thought why not make it a bit longer for maybe future projects. If anyone is interested in the saw I can post more photos. It is no piece of art but it works. Here are some wonderful links pertaining to marquetry. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I45dCLMtiLA

www.figured-veneers.com

www.wildviewstudios.com

wwhttp://www.amazoncanvas.com/#index.htmlw.wood-veneers.com/j-home.htm





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 555 days ago

Looks great to me, and I think it is a very fine piece of art, in an interesting style.

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 555 days ago

I disagree it is a work of art ,beautiful

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shipwright

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#3 posted 555 days ago

Art, John is in the eye of the beholder and in my eye, this is art.
Very good veneer choices and I really like the detail in the wings and tail.
All the more impressive that it was done with a hand fret saw.
Ever consider building a chevalet ?

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

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 554 days ago

beautiful work..a very pretty tray

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 554 days ago

Very nicely done. Lotsa gr8 details.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 554 days ago

Wow! That is beautiful and I can’t imagine how tedious that was. Fine art for sure.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#7 posted 554 days ago

Very nicely done John, not only is the marquetry first class, but the rest of the tray surrounding it is first class as well. Bravo. Thanks for sharing with us!

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

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cathyb

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#8 posted 554 days ago

Beautiful! You don’t give yourself enough credit. I couldn’t do that!!

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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majuvla

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#9 posted 553 days ago

It really is a piece of art.I think it would looks better hanging on the wall rather than to be served with it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 553 days ago

Beautiful tray!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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