Marquetry Foolishness ... another shop bench

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Project by shipwright posted 03-31-2020 11:29 PM 1889 views 3 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In these times we need something to smile about. This is another marquetry folly of mine in the form of a work desk for the marquetry room in my shop. It features marquetry bouquets and parquetry from the work of Jean Henri Reisener.
More importantly it will make me smile every time I go into the room.

Thanks for looking,

Stay well everyone!

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

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#1 posted 03-31-2020 11:34 PM

I can see why you smile Paul ,I would too if I came in a room and saw any of that work knowing had done that. Beautiful and a lot to be proud of.


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#2 posted 03-31-2020 11:41 PM

Amazing work, Paul. You marquetry guys blow my mind.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 03-31-2020 11:59 PM

Beautifully done! nice work Paul

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#4 posted 04-01-2020 12:06 AM

Awesome! And I’ll bet THAT kept you off the streets for a good long while!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#5 posted 04-01-2020 12:08 AM

Very impressive.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 04-01-2020 12:13 AM

Absolutely incredible and beautiful work. Makes me smile looking at it!

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#7 posted 04-01-2020 12:23 AM

Very nice, Paul. One humdinger of a work bench!! Great job.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#8 posted 04-01-2020 12:43 AM

Very nice indeed, I assume that’s all been french polished? That’s a ton of time but even more commitment!

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#9 posted 04-01-2020 01:06 AM

Holy cow that’s fantastic.

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#10 posted 04-01-2020 01:11 AM

That’s not foolishness, that is amazing.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 04-01-2020 01:32 AM

Beautiful, exceptional work. I’d be concerned about working on it, would be like working wood on a fine dining room table or some other piece of fine furniture.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#12 posted 04-01-2020 01:45 AM

Awesome! If you’re going to practice that hard to be an expert in something, you at least want something to show for it. You sure got that!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 04-01-2020 01:52 AM

Amazing as every Paul. I get the feeling you are finding things to put the marquetry on!

-- Madburg WA

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#14 posted 04-01-2020 02:14 AM

Whoa! Beautiful job! I am studying everything I can on how to do this. Read my first issue of the Marquetry magazine and downloaded all the newsletters. I might have a bit of free time during this latest crisis…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#15 posted 04-01-2020 02:14 AM

Beautifully done!!!
That will surely bring a smile to your face as you step in the room.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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