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Oeben Boxes #2: Shading and Border Assembly

03-22-2017 11:44 PM by shipwright | 24 comments »

In the first segment I covered a few months work to the point of assembled top marquetry. Things will slow down dramatically now as you will be up to date with my progress. Usually all the shading is done after cutting but this piece has a little twist. I noticed when I studied the high resolution representation of the original appearance that the feature Tulip and several other flowers actually used subtly different veneers to imply light and shadow. A closer examination of the article indicated that the veneers were Holly and Boxwood. I have done the same in my motifs. Look at the lighter and darker petals in the tulip and the turned up tips of the petals in the other holly flowers. ...

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