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Jet another serving tray- Frank Boer
-- Frank Boer, Holland
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#1 posted 03-11-2007 07:17 PM
Beautiful work Frank. I would not call that just another serving tray!
-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com
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#2 posted 03-11-2007 07:36 PM
It looks like you have master the craft, Frank.
-- Jesus is Lord!
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#3 posted 03-11-2007 07:41 PM
Frank – WOW! I would love to learn to do marquetry work – definately on my list of things to learn (right next to veneering).
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#4 posted 03-12-2007 12:55 AM
very nice serving tray Frank
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#5 posted 03-12-2007 05:59 PM
The marquetry is very good. That’s another skill all by itself that I will hopefully get a chance to learn someday.
-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!
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#6 posted 03-18-2007 03:14 PM
Our local “club” www.woodworkersguildofga.org has been fortunate enough to have Paul Schurch (www.schurchwoodwork.com) come for a week each year and teach his style of marquetry. Frank, did you make your checkerboard stringing or buy it?
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.
#7 posted 03-18-2007 03:29 PM
Yes I did make stringing myself, out of solid maple and wengé and cut slices of those.
- Frank Boer
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#8 posted 03-18-2007 04:01 PM
Outstanding. Another skill for me to aspire to. (Someday)
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
#9 posted 05-20-2007 05:23 AM
I was admiring this again on Shuffle. Do you have any new projects in the works?
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#10 posted 05-20-2007 05:31 AM
Beautiful woodworking art. Fantastic Marquetry.
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
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#11 posted 10-24-2007 04:07 PM
THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART FRANK. VERY NICE, YOU HAVE TO LOVE WORK LIKE THAT. THANKS FOR POSTING IT.
-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.
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#12 posted 10-24-2007 06:29 PM
Wow! Really nice piece of work. I missed this first time by, but with sarge yelling so loud I was able to see it. ;)
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#13 posted 01-12-2008 01:51 AM
An excellent example of Marquetry!
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
#14 posted 02-11-2008 08:39 PM
My marquetry guidelines:
There’s nothing to it,... really just get a nice and strait ruler, a sharp normal utility-knife, scotch-tape , patience and a small hard sandingblock with 150 and 180 grain and start cutting, thats how I learned it…..
- I generally use MDF as a work-surface because it has no grain and therefore the knife won’t try to ‘wonder off’.
- Never try to cut the veneer in one go, always make multiple lite strokes depending on the wood. , say 3 to 5 for maple, 3 to 4 for mahogany just don’t force the blade through, it will “search” and follow the grain of the wood and you’d never get a strait cut.(I use 0,6 mm / 0,024” veneer.)
- Always place the ruler on the part you’re gonna use not on the cut-away, that way you’ll automatically cut at a slide angle and get perfect (!!!) seamless fitting pieces.
- Don’t use a pencil or pen, just mark stuff lightly with you knife.(I am 21 so I have no problem seeing the markings with a knife, but if you do just try to keep the lines as this as possible.)
- I use scotch-tape to keep the pieces together. After glue-up the tape is scraped of very carefully.
I hope anyone has any use for these tips, it really isn’t hard just start-of with some squares or something and get the feel for it, then try a compass-rose.(which is NOT hard to do.)
Feel free to ask me any questions, I’d love to help anyone who is interested in this great, rewarding, ‘priding’ and fun way of woodworking.
“Go For It!”
- Frank Boer 21yrs, NL Dutch – professional yacht-interiorbuilder/crafter. (@ Royal Huisman Shipyard B.V)
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#15 posted 03-07-2008 11:03 PM
beautiful serving tray. great job.
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