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AN ATTEMPT AT MARQUETRY WORK

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A marquetry test piece 1/4” thick produced on my scroll saw. This piece is sawn at 90 degrees and there are no gaps between the cut-outs and inserts and no blade entry hole. The woods are Linde (similar to Basswood) and mahogany. No finish has been applied yet.

This pattern didn’t lend itsself so well to marquetry, and even though the white tail line didn’t come out so well I am reasonably happy with it as a test for my ‘new’ marking/cutting method.

I used a somewhat unusual method to produce this piece and I have described how I did it on the following blog which I posted today.

http://lumberjocks.com/stefang/blog/33732

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.





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patron

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#1 posted 593 days ago

nice and tight work

looks like an intricate piece

the mind boggles

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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shipwright

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#2 posted 593 days ago

I will read the blog Mike but from this photo, I’d have to say you are well on your way.
I do love to see you jumping right in with an intricate design for a first try.
Well done.

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

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stefang

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#3 posted 593 days ago

Thanks David. I needed a new adventure after the Chinese ball fiasco. I wonder how this one will end…...

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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sras

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#4 posted 593 days ago

Nice piece of artwork! A fun design and nice choice of colors.

Also – that’s a really long snake!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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MShort

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#5 posted 593 days ago

Looks great Mike. Alot of nice and tight fitting pieces. Thanks for the explaination on the blog as well. I look forward to your chinese ball efforts.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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stefang

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#6 posted 593 days ago

Thanks Paul. I did do one other piece, but with a different method I call ‘Desperation’

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 593 days ago

Your always very creative Mike and this piece proves it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#8 posted 593 days ago

Thanks Jim, too kind. That’s not a snake Steve. it’s a politician! Thanks Mike. If I can’t make better tools my Chinese ball days will be over.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Surfside

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#9 posted 593 days ago

Very long!That’s cool.

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 593 days ago

im pretty impressed mike, this is a good start to a different discipline of wood work, and you have done really well..if it helps any mike, i don’t remember any Chinese ball…;).........

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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stefang

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#11 posted 593 days ago

Thanks Grizz and I see a glimpse of redemption in your theoretically faulty memory.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#12 posted 593 days ago

I am also really impressed if this is a test piece!
It looks really sharp.
I will take a look at the page.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

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

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stefang

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#13 posted 593 days ago

Thanks Surfside and Mads. I’m not sure how good it is, but I did have a good time doing the work and figuring out how to do it. I solved the tail problem as you will see in my reply comment to Shipwright on the blog. I plan to keep at it as soon as I recover from my cold (it seems that almost every Norwegian has one right now or something even worse). The only obstacle is getting my shop cleaned up before I begin. it is pretty messy right now after the Christmas rush! All the best to you too Mads! Will you have a shop in your new apartment or will you be keeping the one you currently have?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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HillbillyShooter

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#14 posted 593 days ago

Cool. Looks very impressive to me.

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

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 593 days ago

Great job and looks really nice to meone day I’ll give this a try. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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