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Project by George Seifert posted 08-21-2020 04:23 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a big project (16×24 inches).The picture was originally done by Pierre Rosenau in the 1930s (see https://www.pamono.com/great-bengal-tiger-marquetry-inlaid-wooden-panel-from-pierre-rosenau-1930s). Rosenau’s picture was a full size tiger that measured about 30” x 60” – a little too massive for my house. I decided to just do the head. When viewed at a distance it looks realistic, but up close the cuts seem haphazard. I was fascinated by Rosenau’s choice of woods and colors. I tried to duplicate the woods used as best I could. ln the end it didn’t seem to matter too much as long as the contrast worked. A nice part about the layout is that it didn’t really matter if the cuts were very precise (except around the eyes) so if I miscut a piece here or there no one would ever know. The eyes, which stand out vividly, are made from mother of pearl which added its own challenges to the project.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 08-21-2020 05:15 PM

Astonish and magnificant marquetry!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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AM420

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#2 posted 08-21-2020 05:43 PM

Wow, that is amazing! I’d love to try marquetry someday but I’m really intimidated by it.

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#3 posted 08-21-2020 06:10 PM

Beautiful work!
Great job George.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 08-21-2020 06:16 PM

An excellent job—all the way around.

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

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Verne Buehler

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#5 posted 08-21-2020 08:02 PM

Did you coach the 49ers?
Excellent work on the Tiger.

-- Verne, Iowa, [email protected]

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mikeacg

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#6 posted 08-21-2020 11:30 PM

George,

I am amazed! I haven’t done my first piece yet but I am studying everything I can find from the AMS and this is a great inspiration to me! I thought that the ‘pandemic’ would have given me more time to try something already but I’m still learning…

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

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George Seifert

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#7 posted 08-22-2020 12:43 AM


Did you coach the 49ers?
- Verne Buehler

Nope, different guy.

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George Seifert

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#8 posted 08-22-2020 12:47 AM


Wow, that is amazing! I’d love to try marquetry someday but I’m really intimidated by it.
- AM420

If you can take a class somewhere it really helps. Are there any marquetry clubs near you? Best thing to do is just try something. You can start with just a small piece of veneer and a knife. And then get a scroll saw, band saw, build yourself a drum sander and get a ton of veneers. You’ll never be bored again.

George

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mel52

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#9 posted 08-22-2020 06:13 AM

Miscuts or not, that is a beautiful looking project. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Sasha

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#10 posted 08-23-2020 12:21 PM

I really like …. Good job.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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drogsod

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#11 posted 08-23-2020 01:40 PM

That is beautiful. Great work.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 08-26-2020 12:31 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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