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Oeben Boxes #5: Box #1 Finally Glued Up

09-08-2017 12:44 AM by shipwright | 31 comments »

There were lots of details to see to before the actual glue up could take place but at last it is done. I needed to get a preliminary shaping done on the corner transitions, install some tray rails, fit the hinge parts, and prefinish everything.Here are some pictures of the various processes. Then, at last the glue-up was done and I could do some final shaping on the corner transitions, add the top trim, and get my first real look at what I had. ...

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Oeben Boxes #4: Assembling the Parquetry Panels

08-27-2017 10:30 PM by shipwright | 14 comments »

I left off yesterday with a peek at the parquetry pieces being cut for the sides of the box. The guillotine I was using is a Q&D copy of a commercially available cutter that I built years ago and am finally using for the first time in a project.It worked perfectly and made short work of the many small pieces. Cutting the Tulipwood strips, crisp and accurate. Then the Ribbon Bloodwood diamond centres. On to the assembly working from the centre out starting with some di...

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Oeben Boxes #3: The First Actual Box Begins

08-27-2017 12:33 AM by shipwright | 18 comments »

I’ve been spending way too much time enjoying my fine little sailboat this summer and really haven’t been in the shop very much at all. However this past week I decided that something had to be done with the Oeben marquetry pieces so I started the first of four boxes. The plan is to start with a very simple jewellery box and make each successive box more complex than the last. This is one of the challenges of cutting in piece by piece and having four copies of the marquetry. Th...

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Marquetry School #10: Spring 2017 Classes underway

06-11-2017 05:22 AM by shipwright | 16 comments »

First of all, last fall we left for Europe about two days after classes ended so I didn’t post any photos. Here are a few to catch up. This is Jim who was taking level one and two. I started him on the Monday and had a couple of days alone with him to get him started before the others came on Wednesday to do level three, the piece by piece class. On Wednesday, Karen and Kendra showed up and we got started on level three. I’m glad there were only three as teaching two...

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Oeben Boxes #2: Shading and Border Assembly

03-22-2017 11:44 PM by shipwright | 26 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 in...

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