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Project by Frank Boer posted 03-22-2007 10:32 PM 2223 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Serving tray # 4 in progress.
Finisched work photo’s soon.

- Frank Boer

-- Frank Boer, Holland





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 03-22-2007 10:41 PM

this is amazing Frank.
I definitely know that I would NOT have the patience for this!!
or the eyesight ;)

it’s beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Max

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#2 posted 03-22-2007 10:45 PM

Very nice inlay work. I will be looking forward to seeing the finished product…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Paul

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#3 posted 03-22-2007 11:01 PM

Very nice! I really like the superb compass point. yet I also love the background. Is it an eight or twelve piece background?

Maple, Walnut and two varieties of Mahogany veneer?

-- Paul, Texas

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Karson

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#4 posted 03-22-2007 11:39 PM

Very nice Frank. Any word on the boat test drive to the USA yet?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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FMOmbr

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#5 posted 03-23-2007 12:16 AM

Looking good Frank! Inlay is something I have never tried so I am fascinated to see others that do it well!

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Chip

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#6 posted 03-23-2007 02:22 AM

That’s just beautiful Frank. Can hardly wait to see the finished piece. Thanks alot for sharing the progress.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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scottb

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#7 posted 03-23-2007 03:16 AM

Much too nice to eat off of

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 03-23-2007 02:41 PM

One day I hope to get close to being able to do that.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Frank Boer

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#9 posted 03-23-2007 06:19 PM

The wood veneers I used are Maple, Wengé and Mahogany

- Frank Boer

-- Frank Boer, Holland

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Karson

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#10 posted 03-24-2007 11:31 PM

Frank are these for your employer or for your own use?

The workmanship looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Frank Boer

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#11 posted 03-25-2007 09:00 PM

Everything I post here are ‘my project’ and not related to Royal Huisman Shipyard B.V
I did make this one for somebody on request.

- Frank Boer

-- Frank Boer, Holland

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Karson

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#12 posted 03-25-2007 09:02 PM

Thanks Frank

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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PanamaJack

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#13 posted 04-15-2007 09:16 AM

Wow! Nice piece of art. Keep it up Frank.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Frank Boer

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#14 posted 02-11-2008 08:38 PM

My marquetry guidelines:

There’s nothing to it,... really just get a nice and strait ruler, a sharp normal utility-knife, scotch-tape , patience and a small hard sandingblock with 150 and 180 grain and start cutting, thats how I learned it…..

Guidelines:

- I generally use MDF as a work-surface because it has no grain and therefore the knife won’t try to ‘wonder off’.

- Never try to cut the veneer in one go, always make multiple lite strokes depending on the wood. , say 3 to 5 for maple, 3 to 4 for mahogany just don’t force the blade through, it will “search” and follow the grain of the wood and you’d never get a strait cut.(I use 0,6 mm / 0,024” veneer.)

- Always place the ruler on the part you’re gonna use not on the cut-away, that way you’ll automatically cut at a slide angle and get perfect (!!!) seamless fitting pieces.

- Don’t use a pencil or pen, just mark stuff lightly with you knife.
(I am 21 so I have no problem seeing the markings with a knife, but if you do just try to keep the lines as this as possible.)

- I use scotch-tape to keep the pieces together. After glue-up the tape is scraped of very carefully.

I hope anyone has any use for these tips, it really isn’t hard just start-of with some squares or something and get the feel for it, then try a compass-rose.(which is NOT hard to do.)

Feel free to ask me any questions, I’d love to help anyone who is interested
in this great, rewarding, ‘priding’ and fun way of woodworking.

“Go For It!”

- Frank Boer 21yrs, NL Dutch – professional yacht-interiorbuilder/crafter. (@ Royal Huisman Shipyard B.V)

More pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32533097@N00/2258570728/

-- Frank Boer, Holland

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Michael Brailsford

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#15 posted 10-11-2008 06:09 AM

beautiful work.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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