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  1. Intro to Marquetry

    Red Rocks CC in Colorado has an Intro to Marquetry class taught by a world-class craftsman named Rich Gady. These are my efforts to meet the course requirements. Down the road a bit I intend to start incorporating marquetry into my attempts at furniture building.
  2. Custom 'M' box

    A custom box for use as an urn for a beloved dog. The box is covered in 1/16" thick shop sawn Macassar ebony veneer with bird's eye maple and imbuya inlay. The edging is walnut and holly, and the handles are solid ebony salvaged from an 1895 piano destined for the dump. There is a half...
  3. Hokusai's Kajikazawa in Kai Province Marquetry

    OK, so I'm a Hokusai fanatic! Here's another marquetry interpretation of a Hokusai woodblock print from the 1830's. This one is entitled "Kajikazawa in Kai Province" and comes from his famous 36 Views of Mt. Fuji series. For this work, I used double bevel marquetry techniques with the...
  4. Boulle Clock Restoration

    18 months ago we started to work on a Boulle clock restoration for a gentleman back east. We received the clock piece by piece, starting with the top to show the process and what we could do to our client. First thing was bronzes removal The lose brass elements where lifted and then, the...
  5. Just Fooling Around, A 16 way Marquetry Box

    This was a hard one to name. Inside out, Inside/Outside the Box, Fun With Hinges, etc, etc, etc. But when the dust settles you gotta tell it like it is … Just Foolin' Around. It started out as an exercise to see if I could build a reversible box, two boxes in one if you wish. Three corners have...
  6. Card Box #2 Design Changes

    This is my second card box the first one I gave away to a promotion give away. There are 6 different design changes to this 2nd attempt. 1. Making the banding, then the box size to where there is a single diamond in each of the four corners. 2.The center banding was glued into the rabbits as a...
  7. Marquetry enhanced Serving Tray

    Well, I finally found some time to do some more marquetry. I made this tray for my niece's wedding gift. It is made with some Koa and the following veneers, Mahogany, ebony, English Sycamore, Walnut burl, maple, and dyed maple, with cherry splines. It is finished with shellac and several...
  8. Flag Humidor

    A custom humidor with the 31st Virginia Infantry battle flag. Marquetry was cut using a chevalet, all in 1/16" thick veneer.
  9. Whitetail Deer

    My first attempt at marquetry. All by hand, but I'd like to try a scroll saw at some point. The frame is wormy butternut with bridle joints and there's a variety of woods used for the deer. I pressed the veneer in the vacuum bag with a cherry veneer backer. This was a gift to my dad and brother...
  10. Some recent bits of marquetry

    These are a few results of testing motifs for the piece by piece method class that I just finished at CSFM and a finished shot of something you may have seen before. The last shot is of one of the sixteen layer packets that I used to cut parts for one of the motifs. I have no idea where I will...
  11. rose for..

    ..while still in the development of this higher motive, like a small break, I made this flower. However, the real challenge is again drawing the old master Florentine mannerism, Francesco Salviati's (1510 - 1563) "Allégorie feminine". Video only shows the truly complex phase in the development...
  12. 3 boxes w/marquetry for Christmas

    These are going to be Christmas gifts and I hope I get the right one to the right person. I still have a couple more to go. The first one is black cherry from a friends woods, the second is spalted hard maple that I put under the mulch in the flower beds and the third one is buckeye from a...
  13. "Fuji Seen from the Sea" Marquetry

    There's something about the visual impact of Hokusai's woodblock prints that beautifully shows the movement and tremendous power of nature. Here is my marquetry interpretation of one of his earlier (1834) prints, "Fuji Seen from the Sea" from his series "A Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji". The foam...
  14. Artists Perspective Completed

    I posted this project and it's story some time ago but posted it as an unfinished projects in hopes that someone would purchase it and make something out of it. It would have been perfect for a cabinet door or something of that nature. Well, after looking at it every day I decided to move...
  15. New Hatch Cover and Doors for Friendship.

    When I was rigging Friendship this year after her annual spring launching, I accidentally sat on the acrylic top of the sliding hatch. The acrylic wasn't up to the stress. So I called the local plastics purveyor to inquire the price of a replacement bit of plexiglass. .... I wasn't up to the...
  16. Summer on the City - Linear movement series marquetry

    In the Abstract Fusion Marquetry series, again recycling the left over veneers, I worked with "stripes to create movement. With abstract careful attention to the overall composition and to the very details are is required Some of those details Sorry about the picture quality.
  17. Rain on the City - Urban Perception series marquetry

    In the stripe series, exploring the city impression I made "Rain on the city. Fusion technique, recycling the left over. It is for now on display at Cirello Gallery in San Diego
  18. Triumph Veneered Sign

    A friend of mine who is also a fellow Triumph rider wanted a veneered sign with the Triumph logo to hang over his home bar. The lettering is from Fiddleback Anigre, and the background veneer is walnut burl, with solid walnut edging. The dimensions are approximately 10"x23". Finish is 3 coats of...
  19. Veneer / Marquetry Press with Heated Cauls

    I am the last person I would ever have expected to be building a mechanical press like this. I have been a strong proponent and user of vacuum bags of all sizes and shapes for 25 years. However since I've become interested in marquetry and in traditional methods and materials, things have...
  20. Year of the Dragon

    Here's my marquetry interpretation of a Chinese imperial Dragon, inspired by the Zodiac sign for the year 2012. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority, a symbol of intense power. To illustrate his radiating power, my marquetry Dragon includes...
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