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Project by George Seifert posted 07-09-2020 04:08 PM 476 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a copy of a picture that John Jeggo did originally. He was very helpful in selecting woods. It really baffled me how he got the underwater portion of the picture to look right.

George





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mikeacg

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#1 posted 07-10-2020 01:12 AM

More inspiration to do marquetry! I joined the AMS and have been pouring over every newsletter since they started as well and searching out Youtube videos and similar avenues of education. Call my mind offiicially blown! I keep coming back to my jewelry saw and cutting single pieces for accuracy… Not ready for a chevalet yet but by the time I gat mine built, I will be! Thanks to all of you guys here on LJs for dragging me, kicking and screaming, on my journey!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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George Seifert

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#2 posted 07-10-2020 01:14 AM

I’ve written several articles for the AMS magazine over the last couple of years since I joined.

George

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 07-10-2020 02:27 AM

Wonderful work.

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

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RCCinNC

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#4 posted 07-10-2020 01:53 PM

George…This is an amazing piece. Marquetry is not in my wheelhouse, and probably never will be, in that I have yet to master so many other aspects of both woodworking, life, and other hobbies…; ) ...there being only so much time in a day! Still, not having the experience doesn’t mean I don’t know exquisite when I see it…
A mastery of detail, and the water is unbelievable…even down to the water surface tension “lipping up” against the rocks. I think this is a wonderful example of collaboration, where two exceptionally talented individuals come together and create something of beauty.

I wish my father, an avid birder, was still with us so he could see your work. He would have been enthralled.

Thank you so much for sharing.

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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shipwright

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#5 posted 07-10-2020 03:32 PM

Very nice George!
I go sailing for two days and you post six lovely pieces of marquetry. Sorry I missed them when they came up but I do like them all.
I’ve seen the John Jeggo’s version of this and his underwater part is really a good illusion but yours is not bad at all.
It looks to me like he only used a couple of different veneers and separated the rocks mostly with shading.
Again, don’t beat yourself up too much. Yours is a very good illusion too.
We are always our own worst critic. :-)

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

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George Seifert

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#6 posted 07-10-2020 04:05 PM

Paul,

Thanks. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. The only spot that I don’t like is the shadow under the bird. On the original I could tell that he used a cutout that he shaded and then reinserted. That’s harder to do with a thicker veneer. And that quilted maple just doesn’t shade well at all. I find that to be the case with a lot of maples.

George

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Lazyman

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#7 posted 07-14-2020 10:29 AM

That right there might just be the thing that gets me to finally start looking into basics of marquetry. Stunning work. I’ve been going through your recent postings and they are all a joy to behold.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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George Seifert

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#8 posted 07-14-2020 04:01 PM



That right there might just be the thing that gets me to finally start looking into basics of marquetry. Stunning work. I ve been going through your recent postings and they are all a joy to behold.
- Lazyman

Thanks. That’s make me glad I started posting. Stay tuned there’s more on the way.

Check with the American Marquetry Society (http://www.americanmarquetrysociety.com/index.html) to see if there’s a marquetry club near you. It really helps to have someone show you the basics.

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mikeacg

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#9 posted 07-14-2020 08:59 PM

Nathan,

I highly recommend the AMS. I recently joined and downloaded all the past issues of newsletters and magazines. I’ve been working my way through an incredible amount of information and learning how this all works. I can’t wait to do a piece that I feel comfortable showing off like George here! I’ll make you a deal… You sign up and if you don’t think that this is worth what they are charging to belong, I will personally refund your money!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Lazyman

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#10 posted 07-14-2020 09:04 PM

Hah! How can I refuse. I already downloaded Paul’s Sketchup chevy plans last week though fitting that into my shop right now might be a challenge. I really need a more compact version.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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