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Il Gallo Nero, A Marquetry Tray

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Project by shipwright posted 01-07-2013 10:14 PM 2234 views 4 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of what will likely be a series if projects displaying this Black Rooster Marquetry motif based on the logo of the Consorzio Chianti Classico, the cooperative of growers who produce this wine. In Italy “Classico” denotes wine that is made from only grapes grown within a given region, in this case the Chianti region of Tuscany, and “Riserva” denotes it as premium quality based on tight production regulations. You can find this logo on a little pink paper seal on the top of every bottle of Chianti Classico wine.

My first attempt at chevalet cut marquetry was an attempt at this logo and it never did get finished. As a lover of the region, the wine, and the legend of the Black Rooster of Chianti, I was drawn to give it another try. This time I tried it complete with the lettering.

The photos show some of the tray details, the french polish shine, and a look at the cutting. The fifth one is why this is destined to become a series…... I have five more. Current plans are for a picnic box for wine and glasses and maybe a bistro table…. but let’s not get too far ahead.

There is a construction blog here for anyone who is interested.

Thanks for looking,

Paul

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





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#1 posted 01-07-2013 10:18 PM

wow…Paul it turned out so beautiful, i still dont know how you cut things so small, but this is just gorgeous , i hope your golf is not suffering from this…lol…im sure its not, well its another beauty ..

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

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 10:18 PM

This project was definitely worth the wait. Another great piece Paul !

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 10:22 PM

Very nice, Paul. With a last name of Fontana, you can tell that I’m a chianti fan!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 10:26 PM

I’ve been following your blogs on these trays. The sand shading looks awesome and is probably my favorite detail.

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 10:27 PM

COOL stuff!

Great job…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 10:30 PM

Fantastic,They blog was great too.

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 10:33 PM

Classico!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 10:48 PM

Amazing Paul absolutely amazing

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 01-07-2013 10:56 PM

Really really really nice work, just beautiful. You never disappoint.

Ken

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#10 posted 01-07-2013 11:10 PM

Magnifico amico

-- Guy,PEI

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Jim Sellers

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#11 posted 01-07-2013 11:11 PM

Craftsmanship at the highest level (as are all your projects). Enjoyed the blog too.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#12 posted 01-07-2013 11:11 PM

Cool – when I first viewed the thumbnails of the server – - the figured maple and the center emblem, almost look like the top of a cork.

Once you blow up the image, you see the nice figure.

Great work Paul

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#13 posted 01-07-2013 11:24 PM

Good looking tray Paul, I like the finish you achieved on the bottom with the French polish. If the bird wasn’t in the way I think I could see myself! You need to contact the wine company and start selling trays in their gift shop/ tasting room.

Richard

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#14 posted 01-07-2013 11:28 PM

OUTTA SIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! That is beautiful, Paul!!
We plan to visit you in the first part of Feb during our visit to the gem show. Will you be home the first week of Feb?
I would very much like to see this piece!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 01-07-2013 11:31 PM

Well if you really want some constructive critique, why not do some more shading on the remaining ones? Those vine leaves could use some delicate burning to draw the veins, and the grapes could be more defined individually to give a lot more depth to the border.

Still, I didn’t say that I’m not in awe! Just my two cents ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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