|Project by stefang||posted 04-18-2013 09:44 PM||4168 views||8 times favorited||69 comments|
Those of you who have patiently followed my blog series on making this project and who have hung in there with many kind and encouraging comments along the way will be relieved to see that this is my last post on that project. I had a lot of fun doing this work and for those of you who didn’t read the blog series but would like to, it can be found in my blog series HERE.
The woods used for the marquetry were Linden, Walnut, African Blackwood, Cocobolo, Yellow heart, and Sycamore. I haven’t finished it yet as I may want to French polish it later after I learn how. The frame is made of White Oak finished with Danish oil. If you want to see how I made the frame you can see it in my blog on the subject
Instead of veneers I used solid woods about 3/8” thick which were cut on my scroll saw. The final marquetry was then resawed on my bandsaw to create 2 pictures. They are about the size of an A4 piece of paper. The original drawing was downloaded from the net and there was no artists name attached so I don’t know who to thank. The original can be seen on the above referenced blog.
Thanks for looking in.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.