|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 01-12-2013 06:18 AM||1120 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I’m learning marquetry. I came up with these. One of the crosses will be a gift. We’ll pick the one that came out better to give a way. The vanishing point work has a lot of flaws but the worst of which came from my selection of background wood. That stuff was splitting on me right and left. I got pretty frustrated but I plowed through without trying to acheive perfection. I just finished it so I could move to the next.
My son asked where the big one was going and when I told him “Your Room, it’s yours.” He was thrilled. I’m really glad about that.
I have no idea what some of the woods are. The frames are the dumpster find Braziilian cherry (yes I still have some). It was a lot of fun. The process was simultaneously easier and harder than I thought it would be. Fear is your own worst enemy but reality can also be daunting. ;) Thanks for looking!
I have some more in progress and already it’s is much better. My learning curve is pretty steep at this point. It’s a good way to pass the time instead of watching the boob tube on these cold days.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!