Marquetry School #7: Level Two, Painting in Wood ....first two days

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 06-15-2016 05:39 AM 2972 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Level One Class is a Wrap Part 7 of Marquetry School series Part 8: Spring 2016 Level Two Wrap-up »

CSFM’s first level two class started Monday with five students. Three have just completed level one and the other two completed it last fall. Here are some pictures of the proceedings.

This will be the first motif.

Planning the packet layers.

Backing the veneer with paper.

Packet assembled and ready to cut tomorrow.

A little fire to warm the shop on a chilly morning.

The amazing sound of five chevalets cutting ….

Transferring from the working tray to the clean tray

Cutting away

Moving pieces with the piece by piece tool.

First finished cutting ready to sand shade in the morning.

With luck tomorrow will see this motif shaded and mounted on the mounting board and the second one in the cutting.

Thanks for looking in.


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

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#1 posted 06-15-2016 06:37 AM

This is mind boggling Paul. I am so impressed by your accomplishments, your teaching skill. I will be in your class one day.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 06-15-2016 07:16 AM

Once again, it looks like everyone is having a wonderful time learning these new skills that you are passing along.
Great way for them to learn, and for you to teach.
Have a great day tomorrow.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 06-15-2016 09:15 AM

Beautiful motif. Your students must have done well in level 1 because it looks like they are getting great results in in level 2. Just curious Paul, do your students have their own chevalets at home?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-15-2016 10:23 AM

Just wonderful. Look at those smiling faces.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 06-15-2016 11:22 AM

Thanks for sharing, keep the progress coming.

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#6 posted 06-15-2016 11:56 AM

You have sure trained them well, Paul. Nothing like learning from the Master!!

Nice going…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-15-2016 01:32 PM

Thanks all.

Mike for the local students I rented them chevalets while I was in Az in the winter and refunded the rental against the tuition for the level two course so they had access to one to practice but to answer your question, Len (fall class) has one built at home now and Duncan (spring class) is finishing one up that he started in anticipation of the class. At least a couple of others will be built in this group.

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

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#8 posted 06-15-2016 02:16 PM

Paul, This is just wonderful, congratulations on a successful endeavor !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#9 posted 06-15-2016 05:11 PM

Very good report… Keep it up…

Great project! Beautiful!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 06-16-2016 12:23 AM

Nice! It looks like a great time and a great work.

-- Think, make and share.

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#11 posted 06-16-2016 12:35 AM

I freaking wish.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 06-16-2016 12:47 AM

All together excellent doing, and also great fun!


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#13 posted 06-16-2016 02:51 AM

A beautiful project! A fun class! Thanks for the website info on the dyed veneers. Spectacular colours. Have you ever dyed your own veneers?

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#14 posted 06-16-2016 12:42 PM

Mindblowing, tedious, and beautiful work. WowZa!! times a billion. Kuddos to ya’ll for your patience and precision.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 06-16-2016 08:46 PM

WOW, Amazing…. This is so cool. I could really enjoy learning this. Man Work gets in the way of everything. Congrats to you!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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