Out of the Woods

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 02-27-2017 11:24 PM 1891 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hadn’t done any marquetry in awhile so when a buddy sent me this picture and challenged to do it, I said no problem. Little did I know how big a task I was taking on. But finally finished and it didn’t turn out too bad. This has been the most challenging piece of marquetry I have undertaken. So I had a few oops moments but managed to complete it and will probably do something less challenging the next time.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 12:04 AM

John, As usual you knocked it out of the park!!! That looks fantastic!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 12:13 AM

Looks really good. What a wonderful picture.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#3 posted 02-28-2017 12:24 AM

John, you met the challenge in a big way because it looks great. What method do you use to cut your marquetry?

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#4 posted 02-28-2017 12:47 AM

Stupendous John! You possess remarkable marquetry skills.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 02-28-2017 12:52 AM

Very well done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 02-28-2017 01:38 AM


-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#7 posted 02-28-2017 02:06 AM

John, incredible job! I have a ton of patience but I
don’t know if I have that much!!

-- Lauren, Massachusetts

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#8 posted 02-28-2017 03:43 AM

Thanks all for your kind comments. It is amazing how you can cover up a lot of mistakes with photography.

Don; I use a double bevel method. I cut the marquetry on a shop built saw. I posted a blog video on the saw if you are interested.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#9 posted 02-28-2017 04:14 AM

Really a great piece. Reminded me of Jeremiah Johnson!


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#10 posted 02-28-2017 04:36 AM

That is absolutely insane! Great work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 02-28-2017 09:20 AM

Super piece!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#12 posted 02-28-2017 01:20 PM

Great looking picture, it’s not easy to get a face in marquetry to look real, you did a outstanding job on this one!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 02-28-2017 03:21 PM

I would hang that on my wall anytime just a beautiful piece of art .
How big is it ?


-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 02-28-2017 03:32 PM

Dennis; Thanks for the comments. Coming from you is a great honor. You are correct about the face. I had a lot of problems in that area. It is still not to the level I would have liked.

Jim and Klaus; Your comments are greatly appreciated. I always admire your work so am humbled by your attention to my work. The unframed piece is 16X20.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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