box with 3D marquetry #1: Asking subject and manufacture of marquetry.

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Blog entry by salzer posted 02-28-2015 08:03 PM 1168 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

Cut letters.

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.

-- Uwe,Thüringen,Germany

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 11:57 PM

Well done Uwe.
The illusion is excellent.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 03:37 AM

Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 06:47 PM

wow, very cool

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