|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 06-30-2008 02:12 AM||4385 views||2 times favorited||50 comments|
I recently posted a tool gloat regarding my purchase of a DeWalt 788 scroll saw. After scouting around for marquetry blades and dinky drill bits, I finally have gotten into the act. The second picture is my inspiration for this project, the cover photo from the Grateful Dead’s fifth album, American Beauty released in 1970 (I was 15 at the time).
This project was done using the double bevel technique, wherein the table is tilted about 8 degrees, and both the inlay and ground sections are cut at the same time with the background atop the inlay portion. I used Flying Dutchman 2/0 marquetry blades, and the holes were drilled with a #73 drill bit.
I was so excited to post, that the glue (white Elmer’s) is barely dry. Things should only get better with practice.
Just the sort of fussy fun I like. Warning for you aging baby-boomers out there…this is bifocal or reading glasses work!
I will update this post when the glue is dry, the holes are filled, and the marquetry is installed on the box lid this is intended to grace.
QS White Oak, Redheart, Cardinalwood, and Walnut. Inlay is approximately 2×2˝
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.