Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'parquetry'

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Clipboard #2: Old Friends

09-30-2010 11:57 AM by BritBoxmaker | 22 comments »

Before I start. All the pictures in this blog (and all my blogs for that matter) are left handed. I suggest all you righties out there copy the pics and flip them, as I do with your’s. Continuing the ‘atomic’ theme I now introduce you to Manhattan This is the cutting board I use for parquetry. Made in 2001 and still going strong. Its basically like a bench hook, as used for hand sawing, with a couple of differences. Its made from a piece of MDF 350×300 x 6mm w...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #14: Fast Accurate Louis Cubes

12-31-2017 06:04 AM by shipwright | 23 comments »

Louis cubes have been around for ever and with good reason. They are just a great 3D illusion.I was making some this week for a couple of parquetry panels in my current project and took some pictures of the way I do it.Maybe someone can use the ideas. First I rough ripped the strips of ribbon Bloodwood veneer on my sled with a covering piece of 3/4” plywood. Then I trued them to exact width with a simple shooting board. On to the guillotine to chop the trapezoids. If you get t...

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Parquetry #4: Woodworking - How to Make Sacred Geometry Designs

11-22-2012 04:10 PM by Bob Simmons | 6 comments »

Woodworking how to make sacred geometry designs. Learn how to make a wood inlay design…The Star. The design for this 6 pointed star & hexagon comes from a medievil church in the Trastevere district of Rome, Italy. This design is part of the beautiful marble floor pattern of the church. The wood veneer sheets are comprised of diamond shapes and triangles. Maple, walnut, and cherry are the hardwoods cut in order to make this cosmatesque pattern. The angles for the wood inlay de...

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Basketweave Box w/White Roses #1: #1 Making the basketweave pieces

10-07-2016 11:30 PM by DonSol | 2 comments »

About a year and a half ago I got a picture in my head of a box with basketweave, white roses and a tiger swallowtail. After a few days sketching and different ideas I came up with a design. This blog will show how I did the marquetry for this box. I did not take pictures while building the box, the marquetry was my main priority. I wanted it to look like something that was made to be used, not fancy, utilitarian, etc. The white oak for the box frame came out of a 100+ year old barn co...

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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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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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Basketweave Box w/Roses #1: Part 2 Assembling the basketweave

10-09-2016 12:04 AM by DonSol | 7 comments »

I had never done a basketweave before so this is the process I came up with. At first it was one of those trial and error things, I’m sure we have all done this. I covered the inside and outside so I had to have 10 panels. A time consuming process, but I would do it again. In this picture I am shading both ends of the pieces. I do enough to make 2 or 3 rows. I put 5 or 6 pieces in and by the time I get the last one in the sand the first one is ready to be turned or taken o...

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A Wood working road trip #1: Piatt Castles in Ohio

09-22-2019 08:20 PM by leafherder | 5 comments »

Hi Lumberjocks, I took some inspiration from my Lumberjocks Buddy and went on a Mark Wilson style caper yesterday – a roadtrip to the Piatt Castles in West Liberty Ohio. Two grand 19th century mansions built by a set of brothers. Stopped my little red car at Mac-A-Cheek first Before you get excited my little red car is the Honda on the left – not the bright red sports car. Both castles are constructed of limestome which was quarried on the property, but being lumberjocks...

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Anything goes with parquetry

01-07-2014 01:35 PM by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

Whatever comes into my mind with respect to small pieces of wood in my shop, let it be done. There are lot of boards running around in my house. Done last Dec 2013 during my vacation time are various works of boards and some coasters…. I cannot call them finished but here are the late photos to post: This is will become a box using z-miter . I need to sand the inside part before assembly.Here is the expected shape…. Here is another board… And anot...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #16: Re-design of my Veneer Guillotine

02-23-2021 01:57 AM by shipwright | 10 comments »

I’ve built two wooden veneer chopping guillotines I the past and they have worked very well for me but faced with the task of producing over a thousand little fillets for the parquetry on my current project, I decided to go metal. After a (very) little thought I decided that the easy way to go would be pipe fittings. So ….. I give you the steampunk veneer guillotine!

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