I have a job. Build a box and the lid veneer two letters.
The letters should float above the surface.
The box has a simple construction.
The focus is the marquetry on the lid.
My sketch is not good. It shows about how the box should look like.
The motif design and draw.
Motif on transparent drawing paper
First, you need the shadow on the paper.
For that I need a template.
The shadows do I do with a flame.
The shadows are done.
Motif on the back of the veneer. Mirror inverted with transparent graph paper.
Veneer to carve letters.
Shading with hot sand.
The design is finished incorporated. It floats.
Now I build the box.
Then, veneered and polished surface with french polish.