GLUE UP

GLUE UP

  • July 14, 2016

The panels are individually glued to MDF. In this case I have gone to a shop that has a large hot press that is big enough to accommodate the marquetry.

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THE PANELS TRIMMED

THE PANELS TRIMMED

  • July 14, 2016

The rectangles need to be trimmed to slightly over their finished size to facilitate gluing. Small wood blocks will be glued to the edges to “key” the board to the marquetry.

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BODY

BODY

  • July 13, 2016

The body is finished and ready to put into the background.

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TORSO AND HEAD

TORSO AND HEAD

  • July 13, 2016

The picture has evolved and the upper body is now complete. The parts can still be separated to facilitate the assembly in the bigger panel.

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MAKING THE FACE

MAKING THE FACE

  • July 13, 2016

The face is done. I have changed the woman from brunette to blonde. I wanted more contrast with her hair and the background and I wanted her to match the golden retriever that is in the final design.

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ADDING ELEMENTS

ADDING ELEMENTS

  • July 13, 2016

Parts of the picture are worked on as units and then they cab be combined into larger elements. They are taped together with masking tape so they can be separated. This insures that the marquetry is small enough to cut…

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MAKING TWO BLONDES- Marquetry Cutting

MAKING TWO BLONDES- marquetry cutting

  • July 13, 2016

The drawing is made full size, in this case working from a photograph. The drawings is copied with tracing paper and then using carbon paper the lines can be put on the individual pieces of veneer. The picture then develops…

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