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I have been back full time on our boxes for over a week now so I have some progress to report.

I have been selecting veneer out of our veneer cellar for the ebony background.

Brown Rectangle Wood Publication Book


From the experience of the previous series I paperbacked the ebony as it is a very brittle wood. Better be safe than sorry

Wood Rectangle Road surface Asphalt Font


Then built the packs in 4 layers without forgetting the grease paper, one of my specialty in the mistake department. Teaching marquetry has been a great help as by reminding the students to not forget it, it seems I myself stopped forgetting to insert it.

Wood Rectangle Flooring Table Floor


When the packs are made I glue the design on

Brown Rectangle Wood Beige Pattern


another lesson from the previous series is to drill the packs for the nails. So on this project I used red for the bridges, to be really visible, blue for the nails and a red dot for the entry points.

Brown White Rectangle Creative arts Line


Next step is to cut the background on the chevy. Ebony is really tough on the blades, very abrasive.

Easel Wood Art Wood stain Hardwood


I am cutting all the line away because I really do not want to have to trim the ebony, which may happen if I am to greedy for precision.

Table Wood Plant Wood stain Natural material


Everything is kept inside the pack with tape to keep the integrity of the pack and avoid breaking any piece of the fragile background.

Brown Rectangle Wood Tree Beige


When I am done cutting I remove the tape and carefully remove the plugs of waste.

Art Font Rectangle Pattern Creative arts


Then I open the pack layer by layer. I keep the rest pressed at all time to avoid hygrometric variations, as I said before, I really do not want to have to trim my ebony. Also everything is kept in a tray as precaution until I am done incrusting a panel, you sometime do not know right away if you have broken a piece.

Rectangle Black Wood Textile Creative arts


16 marquetry panels, some of them are on the other side of the assembly boards, 4 times 4 sides.

Brown Rectangle Wood Stairs Floor


I am still missing my green bones. I have not found yet a good recipe. If anyone knows a good way I will be really grateful, it does not seem to want to go all the way through… I am currently testing another recipe.

Brown Flower Rectangle Wood Textile


An I really like some of Patrick choices for the color palette, I think we improved from the first series, we always learn.

Brown Flower Rectangle Petal Wood


Next step, cutting the tops backgrounds and this is going to be a really difficult job. But I will post next week on it, hopefully, if I do not mess up.

In yellow, the bone element, in green the green bone leaves and in blue the isolated background elements that I have to bridge in place and carefully keep.

Rectangle Azure Textile Aqua Art


This is a really exiting project

Cheers
Thank you. I am just glad I have been lucky enough to do that as a living.

You can get gabon ebony if you use sawn veneer or if you resaw your own. For what I understand it is really hard to slice therefore the use of dyed black for sliced veneer marquetry.

I take really the time with the shading it makes such a difference at the end.
 

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Sides Marquetry incrustation

I have been back full time on our boxes for over a week now so I have some progress to report.

I have been selecting veneer out of our veneer cellar for the ebony background.

Brown Rectangle Wood Publication Book


From the experience of the previous series I paperbacked the ebony as it is a very brittle wood. Better be safe than sorry

Wood Rectangle Road surface Asphalt Font


Then built the packs in 4 layers without forgetting the grease paper, one of my specialty in the mistake department. Teaching marquetry has been a great help as by reminding the students to not forget it, it seems I myself stopped forgetting to insert it.

Wood Rectangle Flooring Table Floor


When the packs are made I glue the design on

Brown Rectangle Wood Beige Pattern


another lesson from the previous series is to drill the packs for the nails. So on this project I used red for the bridges, to be really visible, blue for the nails and a red dot for the entry points.

Brown White Rectangle Creative arts Line


Next step is to cut the background on the chevy. Ebony is really tough on the blades, very abrasive.

Easel Wood Art Wood stain Hardwood


I am cutting all the line away because I really do not want to have to trim the ebony, which may happen if I am to greedy for precision.

Table Wood Plant Wood stain Natural material


Everything is kept inside the pack with tape to keep the integrity of the pack and avoid breaking any piece of the fragile background.

Brown Rectangle Wood Tree Beige


When I am done cutting I remove the tape and carefully remove the plugs of waste.

Art Font Rectangle Pattern Creative arts


Then I open the pack layer by layer. I keep the rest pressed at all time to avoid hygrometric variations, as I said before, I really do not want to have to trim my ebony. Also everything is kept in a tray as precaution until I am done incrusting a panel, you sometime do not know right away if you have broken a piece.

Rectangle Black Wood Textile Creative arts


16 marquetry panels, some of them are on the other side of the assembly boards, 4 times 4 sides.

Brown Rectangle Wood Stairs Floor


I am still missing my green bones. I have not found yet a good recipe. If anyone knows a good way I will be really grateful, it does not seem to want to go all the way through… I am currently testing another recipe.

Brown Flower Rectangle Wood Textile


An I really like some of Patrick choices for the color palette, I think we improved from the first series, we always learn.

Brown Flower Rectangle Petal Wood


Next step, cutting the tops backgrounds and this is going to be a really difficult job. But I will post next week on it, hopefully, if I do not mess up.

In yellow, the bone element, in green the green bone leaves and in blue the isolated background elements that I have to bridge in place and carefully keep.

Rectangle Azure Textile Aqua Art


This is a really exiting project

Cheers
The color palette is perfect and your cutting is sooo good. I saw the last one of the first series I think this is much better, its the shading I think that makes it look so good.
 

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Top incrustation

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

Cheers!
 

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Top incrustation

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

Cheers!
No Patrice, THANK YOU.
This is just so sweet. The cutting and assembly are, of course, great but what impresses me the most is your shading.
It is so "right" looking.

You mention that you soaked the bone to bend it. Did you also soak the ebony. As you know I have some of the same material and to look at it, it doesn't seem very bendable. Perhaps I'll have to give it a try.

The string inlays really set this piece off so it was definitely worth the effort. I think these boxes will be even nicer than the first set ….. no mean feat.

Thanks again.
 

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Top incrustation

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

Cheers!
Patrice,

Very, very impressive, as Paul wrote, thank you for posting.

Keith
 

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Top incrustation

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

Cheers!
Thank you.

I did not soak the ebony, I figured that the bone will clamp the ebony in place in the cavity, and I can se some small deferring but nothing really to worry about as it is black. I think it only works because it is in a grove just the right size for the three inlays and therefore they can not really snap, except for the bone if it is not soaked.
This box is definitely way more involved than the first set. I would have simplified the drawing if we did not have presold 2 boxes first, but in fact it is good to as we will produce a more complicated project.
 

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Top incrustation

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.



I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer



I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing





and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot





Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet



I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.



I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.



And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.



Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.



The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue



I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step



You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely



and the rebuilding in action



Ready to cut some more.



The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.



It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.



But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.



When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss



Like this broken bridge



I got myself ready for incrustation





A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

















And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…













Thank you for following !

Cheers!
WOW! WOW! WOW! That is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing that process
 

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As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

Cheers!
Once again absolutely amazing and beautiful.
 

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As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


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Wow Patrice, I bet you sweat doing all that cutting and assembly work. Thanks so much for sharing these techniques with us amateurs…we can only dream about producing this kind of work. As Paul says, the shading is masterfully done and brings such realism to the design. Here again, the color palette selection is shown to be outstanding. I couldn't read the units on the scale where you were showing the weight of the pack, can you clarify please…was that 4.78 lbs?

By the way, did you ever figure out how to dye the bone green or are you using wood veneers for the leaves?

Congratulations on already pre-selling two of the boxes in this series! I'm sure these will be worth a fortune when they are done and will only appreciate from there. Great to see there are patrons still willing to support the level of craftsmanship and the time investment it takes to produce such quality work.
 

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As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

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Patrice,

This absolutely takes my breath away! We love your series of photos of the incrustation to show us just how it progresses. The details are so precise; the shading so perfect; the design so lovely! What an heirloom piece!

L/W
 

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As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

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Magnificent! It's easy to make the case that some of the best work in the country is coming out of 3815 Utah. I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice. It's hard to imagine that Riesner or Oeben would have done as well. Spectacular work. My compliments.
Roger
 

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Top incrustation

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.



I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer



I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing





and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot





Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet



I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.



I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.



And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.



Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.



The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue



I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step



You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely



and the rebuilding in action



Ready to cut some more.



The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.



It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.



But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.



When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss



Like this broken bridge



I got myself ready for incrustation





A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

















And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…













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Thank you.

It was 47.8 oz, 3 lbs. Quite enough to wear muscles down.

We are still investigating the dying. We will start 2 new batches of recipes next week. I still believe in copper sulfate, the vinegar though seem to turn the surface of the bone mushy and it never comes back to shape ending up with half a millimeter bone veneer instead of 1.5mm
We pre-sold the third one a month ago. They are not that expensive even if I could not afford one as most of our pieces… I chose to have a car instead, how stupid is that!

Thank you all for your nice comments.

Next step, work on the box's body, finally die bone green, so we can start veneering the damn thing.
 

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As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2

The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones.

Rectangle Azure Textile Creative arts Art


I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer

Brown Rectangle Wood Flooring Font


I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used to cut this background twice.

I used lines and a v cut to clamp the pack with the first drawing and he second drawing

Art Wood Font Tree Tints and shades


Wood Art Tree Wall Font


and drill 4 holes with a bit the right size to use veneer nails to rebuild the back after cutting the oval.

The drawing for the oval has bridges to keep everything at the right spot

Rectangle Wood Grey Art Flooring


Atmospheric phenomenon Twig Art Pattern Font


Cutting the cavities on the marquetry chevalet

Wood Textile Floor Art Wall


I prepared a light paper assembly board as I had to glue it twice on an assembly board and did not want to add to much paper and glue to the front.

Wood Rectangle Grey Natural material Hardwood


I had to cut some ebony string inlays to go in sandwich between 2 bones purflings.

Wood Line Gas Flooring Hardwood


And soaked the bone to make them more bendable.

Drinkware Mason jar Tableware Liquid Wood


Here is the background with the oval cut done, the ebony string inlay and the bone. The assembly board is ready, the glue is hot and I have podcast on my Ipad, ready to go.

Table Wood Tableware Art Audio equipment


The background is slapped down on the assembly board with hot hide glue

Rectangle Wood Art Font Beige


I cut the middle bridges as I go and insert the 3 string inlays in the cavity, here is a particularly horrible picture to illustrate this step

Wood Font Gas Art Flooring


You can see now the locator hole Patrick thought about to rebuild the pack precisely

Wood Rectangle Grey Font Tree


and the rebuilding in action

Sleeve Rectangle Wood Collar Beige


Ready to cut some more.

Rectangle Wood Art Font Plant


The pack was fairly heavy and the ebony is really hard to cut.

Wood Gas Flooring Hardwood Rectangle


It took me roughly 5 days with 5 hours of cutting a day to finish it. This is after 3 days.

Rectangle Textile Art Wood Font


But the locators did work great. As you can see the pieces I had to keep as they were to small for bridges are exactly the same, better than expected.

Textile Plant Organism Font Tree


When I open a pack I always keep all my trash you never know what you are going to miss

World Rectangle Wood Textile Paint


Like this broken bridge

Azure Rectangle Asphalt Wood Electric blue


I got myself ready for incrustation

Furniture World Blue Wood Textile


Blue World Purple Wood Plant


A series of picture to illustrate the incrustation session, almost 2 weeks for 4 panels

Rectangle Organism Font Art Pattern


Textile Rectangle Sleeve Font Art


Font Pattern Art Rectangle Painting


Brown Textile Rectangle Font Pattern


Mythical creature Textile Art Pattern Wood


Mythical creature Textile Art Painting Rectangle


Textile Art Creative arts Pattern Symmetry


Art Creative arts Symmetry Pattern Dishware


And as usual I love details shot. Please pardon this excess of pictures, but this has been my biggest marquetry challenge so far and I did sweat a lot on that part, and not only because I was working at 85-92 degrees because of successive heat waves…

Bird Wood Creative arts Art Pattern


Flower Petal Rectangle Botany Textile


Brown Flower Plant Leaf Textile


Brown Flower Plant Textile Rectangle


Art Flower Painting Wood Rectangle


Sleeve Pattern Creative arts Art Metal


Thank you for following !

Cheers!
Every time you share your work is a treat - and you don't need to worry about too many pictures! Thanks for sharing.
 

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