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Marquetry……a gaming table of pewter, brass and faux tortoiseshell…….various techniques

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Blog series by smokey56 updated 12-04-2013 12:56 AM 2 parts 9408 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Cutting long, perfect, straight lines in Marquetry

10-22-2012 04:05 PM by smokey56 | 1 comment »

This is an instructional video lead in for those who do marquetry/inlay and have the need to cut perfectly straight line cuts in their project. I have taken on a project that requires many straight lines. An O blade is used to cut close to the intended straight line. While the project is still in packet form and the pieces cut out and in its tray, the packet is stabilized in a vise, a file is used to reduce the material to the exact line. The video will give a clear demonstration as to th...

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Part 2: Marquetry using metals and update of the gaming table project

12-04-2013 12:56 AM by smokey56 | 2 comments »

Just completed and placed an instructional video on YouTube. It is on making packets of metal for cutting. You can search YouTube for Marquetry Using Metals to see it. The making of packets of metal sheets is very similar to those of wood veneers; however, there are a few precautions and alterations that make it important to differentiate. The video layers pewter, brass and faux tortoiseshell——-all about 22Ga. thick. I also submitted an article on this subject but in more det...

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