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My Dragon Marquetry Project As Seen From Australia

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Blog entry by stefang posted 01-19-2013 03:32 PM 1864 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve gotten so many nice compliments for the ‘colorful’ etc. work on my dragon project that I’ve begun to suspect that many think I have done a lot more on it than I actually have, so this short blog is to clear up any misconceptions. Also, I’ve been assigned some housekeeping duties today by the CEO and can’t get into the shop, so I’m a little bored. If you bother to read this you will know how I feel.

So just for clarities sake here is the bottom of my project which shows exactly what’s been done so far. There are a couple of places where there are two small gaps in the head part, and also where the belly meets the lower arm, but these areas are going to be cut out again to overlay more details, thus eliminating those gaps (and maybe creating new ones). Other tiny gaps will be eventually be filled wherever necessary.

Have a nice weekend and I hope you get into the shop! Now where did I put that apron?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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grizzman

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 03:43 PM

well while you have that apron on, i would like some eggs cooked over easy, some bacon, and some fresh buttermilk biscuits, with some hot chocolate and fresh squeezed orange juice…let me know when it is ready…:))

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 03:46 PM

You have greater courage than I, Mike as far as marquetry is concerned. I’m strictly geometric shapes.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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stefang

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 04:00 PM

Grizz It will ready at 9:am Norwegian time. That would be about 3:am your time. Coffee or tea? Martyn Geometry requires a brain, the one tool I don’t possess. The tracing and cutting skills were nurtured in my pre-school days.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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grizzman

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 04:07 PM

well just juice…but dang, im gonna get hungry from now until then..do you offer any snacks…...i would like something Norwegian…is pickled herring available..lol…dont over work there, you have rights you know, you belong to the wood workers union…make sure your wife understand that,,,lol….then run

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 04:41 PM

Steady progress…........

I understand the chores, cleaning the bird palace is my first chore today. Then down to the shop. I am about into glueup on the modular components of my cutoff cart.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 01-19-2013 04:43 PM

Oh, and the bird palace is a large stainless steel structure on wheels, it takes me about an hour and a half to clean it…..........the brid just complains that it is taking too long, and he long on advice and short on help…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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stefang

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 04:47 PM

My wife and I share all the household work Grizz. Ok, maybe on a 80/20 basis. I’ll let you guess which one I am. I make breakfast and usually lunch every day. I also do the wash up for all 3 meals. My wife does about everything else. My youngest grandson vacuums for us every Friday after school. we pay him a little and he is super reliable, but he’s got the flu right now so I had to step in today. As they say, marriage should be on a 50/50 basis, but from my experience that can only be an average, as the actual rate changes as time goes by! I might be a little behind right now. Yes, I have pickled herring. We call it ‘sursild’ here (sour herring). Sorry the timing didn’t work out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 04:51 PM

Hi Jim. At least you have someone to talk to while you work. This cut-off cart sounds interesting. I hope you will be posting it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 04:52 PM

Household duties aside Mike, this view shows how good your cuts actually are and in my opinion at least they are very good.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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grizzman

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#10 posted 01-19-2013 05:05 PM

well mike and jim, i to am domesticated..i cook, i do dishes i vacuum, and that’s about it, but i can do anything on the list, i wish i had one of them birds that jim has, i would train him to sing while i work..my wife and i are empty nesters here, and i do my best to help with house chores and try to do as much as i can for her, ive alwats enjoyed house work, im a strange bird mike..i love the herring, and smelt…use to get that in alaska, well take care…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 09:25 PM

I told my wife that when I retired I would do the vacuuming …. that was a mistake as it is the most boring task around the house. I would rather pick up the dog poop in the back yard with my bare hands! YUCK! (That was my wife’s comment)!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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hunter71

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#12 posted 01-19-2013 11:40 PM

They say I have patients on my projects. Just different patients. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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lanwater

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 06:21 AM

I guess I am lucky, I don’t do much at home besides playing with the kids and keeping the wife happy.

What becomes of the bottom layer at the end? will it be another complete dragon?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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stefang

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#14 posted 01-20-2013 02:25 PM

Thanks Hunter, I’m not sure what patience is. Maybe you are like me and find a lot of entertainment in working on each step of a project without thinking about a time limit to get the whole project finished. This may be because if our hobby time isn’t as limited as it must be for younger folks, then we don’t feel any pressure to get finished as quickly.

Ian, when you get to my age and the kids are grown up and gone you may have to find new ways to keep the wife happy. and who knows, in older age that might just mean helping out with the housework!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 01-20-2013 11:14 PM

AND—-it looks ok from Australia too!!

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