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One of the first few projects that I posted on Lumberjocks when I joined back in 2010 was a new desk I had made for my office. I was very pleased with the router marquetry I had done on the doors at the time and in all fairness I still like them but the challenge was there to use my improved marquetry skills and tools to do a little upgrading….................... I do love a challenge.

I got the new ones hung a couple of days ago and thought I'd post them as a project on their own. There are two more copies of this marquetry as it was cut in piece by piece in four layer packets but as they are being treated differently I'll post them separately in a few days when they're done.

The marquetry is of course all cut on the chevalet, the glue is of course all hot hide and the finish is of course French polish. The last photo is the shot of my boat Friendship and since that's me at the helm, I guess these are self portraits (at a distance).

There's not much story here except for the saga of my marquetry adventure of the last couple of years so I'll leave it at that. If you are interested in the production of this piece I did a blog on it here.

Thanks for looking in.

Paul

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No doubt about it Paul, you have that style of artful Marquetry down perfectly.
 

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Paul,

Very nice recap on the subject.

I think you have done a wonderful job putting it all together…

Thank you very much for sharing.
 

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Beautiful work Paul, The details are amazing. I,m getting real serious about building one of those Chevalet thingy ma jigy's :) I think it will improve my marquetry and I can join in the fun at the Chevalet Clubhouse!
 

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Paul,

Again, I am humbled by your skill, craft, eye and talent! I absolutely love seeing your work. You are so inspiring…you really have no idea!

Nate
 

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Very nice, Paul!!!!!!!!!
 

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Wow! That's a big improvement. Amazing how much your skills have advanced since the original doors! (and they weren't shabby)
 

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Wow! Pretty impressive sir! I can't help but to be amazed by the numbers you included on the side of the boat. That's a detail most people would choose to omit. Super nice!!!!!!
 

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We have come to expect nothing but the best from what ever you tackle Paul, fabulous take of from your photo.
Well done againg my friend :)
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Paul,

You never disappoint us! Your marquetry just keeps getting better and better-more and more detailed. Wonderful upgrade. Can't wait to see what you did with the rest of the pieces.

L/W
 

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This is that piece with great contrast of woods showing the hillside spotted with trees and the sharp cut of the bank as it enters the water. The grain formation was tight adding to the depth and as it comes forward it opens up as it nears the ship. then the ship and sails are awesome. Even the rigging is tight as it should be. Paul you are very precise and take into the detail of all the components involved. Then you top it off with super craftsmanship!!!! Always a pleasure to see your art!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Impressive work!
 

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Superb work Paul. What's next? Maybe a chart to cover the top of the desk?!
Jim
 

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Paul magnificent

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Paul amazing work asalways!!!!! What details and colors in this. Great work, was that a hole in one trophy as well? Always fun to look at yor work.
 

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Great work as always Paul and it is interesting to see your marquetry skill progress between this version and the first.
 

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This is really great and inspiring work, Paul.
 

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What can I add without being redundant with all of the above? :)
 
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