Experimenting : The Fusion Technique

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I was fascinated by the piercing technique developped by Vriz in France during the 80’s.

The only thing I did not like was the nam, piercing. Piercing is a mistake and I did not like to use that term as the piercing was intended. With Patrick Edwards we finaly settle on the Fusion marquetry term, as it is self explainatory, you fuse to wood together to obtain a new mix, texture, feeling.

My intention was experimenting, get a feeling for the method, but mainly to manage to add shading to this technique, as I never seen fusion marquetry with any on it.

In experimenting : the Fusion Technique, I staged my “discovery”/experience of that newer technique and manage to get that shading that I was looking for.

Got a 4th place at the Design in Wood Show

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 01:13 AM

Very neat. I like the combination of natural wood and your choice of colors.

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 05:22 AM

Beautifully done. I could see why it was a prize winner. Is the blue portion a veneer behind the tear out portion in the foreground or is it part of the actual substrate? Along with the shading your piece is very interesting. Thank you for posting.

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 07:51 AM

I have seen your work before and really admire what you do! Keep up the postings.


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 01:17 PM

It appears to me the experimenting stage is over. You are ready for prime time. Awesome work! Thanks for sharing.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 01:24 PM

Very nicely done. I can see how you won an award for it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 03:18 PM

Hi Patrice: These Marquetry pieces you’ve shown us are beautifully worked … and this last entry, extremely so with the sand shading giving that 3D perspective! Well done!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 05:35 PM

Art and craft! A very interesting and well done marquetry Patrice. I’m not surprised you did so well at the show.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 05:37 PM

Very cool a unique piece that’s done very well.


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Mathew Nedeljko

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#9 posted 02-24-2013 07:18 PM

Patrice, thanks for joining us here on Lumberjocks and sharing your projects and expertise with us. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#10 posted 02-25-2013 06:03 PM

Oakwood, The tear out and the blue and pine fusion where cut piece by piece, and assembled together before veneering.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#11 posted 02-25-2013 06:04 PM

Thank you again for your to kind comments, and Mat, the asme to you, I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work!

-- Patrice lejeune

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#12 posted 02-25-2013 09:18 PM

I really like this one Patrice. I commented earlier but forgot to hit the “post comment” button…Oops!
Is the blue laid in below the other color and sanded through?

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

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#13 posted 02-25-2013 09:21 PM

The blue is on top of pine veneer, and the sandwich piece is cut piece by piece to fit with the rest

-- Patrice lejeune

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