Andrea Vesalius - marquetry work

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Project by prometej065 posted 01-19-2016 03:06 AM 2550 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m honored the invitation of the International Society for the History of Medicine, to do the technique of marquetry motif of Dutch surgeons Andrea Vesalius (1514-1564). for the cover page of their e-journal Vesalius.
Since 1995, the Society has published twice yearly the journal Vesalius, its official organ and meeting point for all those interested in the history of medicine and of the biomedical sciences.
Such work was particularly challenging and intriguing. – One of originator of modern surgery show “surgery” veneer.

marquetry process..

Andreas Vesalius, (Latin), Flemish Andries Van Wesel (born December 1514, Brussels [now in Belgium]—died June 1564, island of Zacynthus, Republic of Venice [now in Greece]), Renaissance physician who revolutionized the study of biology and the practice of medicine by his careful description of the anatomy of the human body. Basing his observations on dissections he made himself, he wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive textbook of anatomy


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#1 posted 01-19-2016 05:47 AM

worth a note
Nice work
perseverance brings rewards
nicely done

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#2 posted 01-19-2016 05:58 AM

What an outstanding copy of the original. you certainly chose the veneers and got the grain working brilliently.
Did you keep any record of time you spent on the project?

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#3 posted 01-19-2016 06:49 AM

phenominal dude- you are a master sergeon of wood :o)

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#4 posted 01-19-2016 11:17 AM

Wow, That’s it. Wow

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#5 posted 01-19-2016 12:18 PM

Extraordinary work….beautiful

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#6 posted 01-19-2016 02:22 PM

Very well done my friend.
No surgeon is better with the knife than you are. The society could not have made a better choice.
You continue to inspire those of us who aspire to be marqueteurs.
Thank you

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 01-19-2016 04:48 PM

Amazing work, Such talent

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#8 posted 01-19-2016 05:42 PM

It is very similar. Very well done.
I slightly envy in availability of a color tree.

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#9 posted 01-19-2016 06:20 PM

Kao i do sada, odličan umjetnički rad! Zbilja impresivan izbor različitih vrsta (boja) furnira.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-19-2016 07:44 PM


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#11 posted 01-19-2016 09:48 PM

Another perfect example Dusan.

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#12 posted 01-19-2016 10:06 PM

Wow, that is just super work!!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#13 posted 01-19-2016 10:35 PM

Thank you, dear friends – the most important is the support of people who are in their crafts deal with the beauty of wood, because they know best what kind of magic inside the tree to hide.
I am honored also because my marquetry work on this inspiring site among outstanding, talented people for the ninth time appointed in the Daily Top 3.

Dear friend Paul, the inspiration was mutual ..quality and incredible effort and performance LJ friends with really inspiring to new levels of our craft.
Dear Don from New Zealand, I always try to maintain a complete record. Marquetry performance is relatively fast progress, but it is always the most important (and longest) part of the job creation of drawings. I worked on the motif of between 10 and 15 days.


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#14 posted 01-19-2016 11:14 PM

Very beautiful work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 01-20-2016 03:33 AM

Your workmanship always amazes me. Another beautiful piece. Well done .

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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