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Eighteenth Century Cabinet #9: Summer Break

04-20-2021 04:37 AM by shipwright | 10 comments »

First, sorry about segments #7 & #8 being out of order (reversed). I’ve come to a place that is convenient to take a break. Sailing season is approaching and I have work to do on my boat to be ready. This cabinet will be put on the back burner for now and I’ll do the big front marquetry next winter. At this point both side panels are glued on, the transitions between them and the carcase veneer are complete, the drawer marquetry is done, and the lower front panel is well underway. W...

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Eighteenth Century Cabinet #6: Side Panels ... Parquetry / Marquetry

03-08-2021 05:19 AM by shipwright | 20 comments »

Ive finished the Main parquetry / marquetry panels that will go on the sides of my cabinet …... finally. This iconic Jean Henri Reisener parquetry is amazingly dramatic but very labour intensive to build. It contains 96 individual flowers, each of which has eleven parts, all sand shaded. The marquetry medallions in the middle are the remaining two of four I cut when I made my desk so for this project they were “free”. :-) An eight layer thick packet of lattice that will be divide...

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Equation to calculate angle for double bevel inlay or marquetry

01-25-2021 05:21 PM by Jeff Vicenzi | 2 comments »

The “double-bevel” inlay method is a scroll saw technique where two equally thick pieces of wood are stacked on top of one another, and cut simultaneously at an angle, with the idea that the piece cut out of the lower piece ofwood, will slide into the hole created in the upper piece of wood, thereby creating an inlay. This is often done in marquetry, using two thin veneers of wood, but it can also be done with quite thick wood (I’ve done it with 3/4” wood). I...

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Marquetry School #14: Home School success!

11-02-2019 05:31 AM by shipwright | 12 comments »

My first student has just finished his level one interactive video course and it was a big success. He received over three hours of video instruction and sent me ten videos of his work for critique. We communicated on messenger several times a day. It really was just like he was here. I actually think that it is a better course for the student than being here. When I have students in class I can be a little laid back with the instruction sessions because if I forget something, they are rig...

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Lion Marquetry #1: The Male Lion

12-29-2018 11:03 PM by Dennis Zongker | 23 comments »

Here is a Desk that I’m making, It’s called a Lion Desk. With marquetry panels. The front has the male, the two sides will have a baby cub on one side and a female lion on the other. Here are some step pictures showing the packed method of marquetry. Thank you for looking, and Happy New Year!!!

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Treasure Box III - Post #4: Cutting Marquetry

09-29-2018 01:55 AM by Patricelejeune | 9 comments »

So with a bit of tardiness here is an “account” on cutting the marquetry panels our Treasure Box III As you know, I now do my marquetry in LA with a reduced but sweet set up. On a piece by piece project the drawing is paramount to the final quality of your marquetry. No change can be made afterwards so I usually work my drawing until Patrick and Kristen pry me away from it. Once this first stage is complete. We usualy have a good idea of what wood will be used where b...

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Marquetry School #11: This session is different!

09-16-2018 12:54 AM by shipwright | 10 comments »

I haven’t posted on this blog for a while because as the classes pass it’s really just more of the same but this fall’s classes have a little something different. Long time LJ buddy Peter Marcucci (woodbridge) has crossed the country to attend and is a star student. I’ve been looking forward to this for a few years now and we’re making the most of it. Only two students for level one and three for level two next week so I have time to spend with them all. There is somethin...

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Treasure Box III - Post #3: New Marquetry Workshop

09-13-2018 11:23 PM by Patricelejeune | 3 comments »

One of the reason it has been difficult to keep this blog updated is that my life has slightly changed in the past months. My wife is now manager of a 19th century french painting gallery in LA.For years she has been living between LA and San Diego for her research and work, we have to switch and I am now the traveling spouse. For this reason one part of the workshop that I can easily bring with me is the marquetry workshop. I had my chevalet in my first apartment living room in France,...

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Treasure Box III - Post #2: Inspiration

09-13-2018 10:43 PM by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

I have been pretty busy working without much time for updating my blog. Like many cabinet maker I have a special love affair with a particular piece of furniture. Couple of pieces in fact, but one of them is a coffer attributed to Andre-Charles Boulle at the J.P. Getty museum. I always wanted to do a copy of it, I still will but we decided that our Treasure Box III was going to be inspired by it. The original coffer is a “simple” box with a lid, but as we like, in our...

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Treasure Box III - Post #1: Remember the Treasure Boxes series?

02-14-2018 08:25 PM by Patricelejeune | 7 comments »

Remember TB I & TB II ? Here is TB III Well. As you can see it is not quite finished yet. But we have been really busy at the shop working on other project that I did not even take the time to post… But here we are, back on track. Drawing is almost done, the 2 sides are finished and ready to be cut, top and front need to be verified and the back needs a bit more massaging, but it’s there. We have taken this opportunity to clean up the veneer cellar with...

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