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Fox and Geese cabinet

  • February 9, 2019

Fox and Geese Cabinet The primary wood for this cabinet is Macassar ebony. The solid wood that frames the panels is walnut. There is a lifting top on the left that will have a space for a printer.

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Into the press

  • February 9, 2019

Pressing the panel The marquetry is glued to a pre-bent panel. Five layers of 1/8" plywood were bent in a two part form. This fixes the desired curve. The panel is trimmed square and then the marquetry is carefully aligned…

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Marquetry taped

  • February 9, 2019

Marquetry fox taped Now the image is facing right. You can now see why the work proceeds from the back side as a mirror image. The tape obscures the lines where the glue side shows all the cuts clearly. This…

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Marquetry fox

  • February 9, 2019

Marquetry fox cut Now the fox has been cut into the background and set in. This picture is now ready to glue to a panel.

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Marquetry fox complete

  • February 9, 2019

Marquetry fox complete The whole fox has been put together and is ready to be cut into a Macassar ebony background. A hole will be drilled on the perimeter and the entire animal will be circumnavigated. So the hole in…

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Fox and Geese drawing

  • February 9, 2019

Fox and Geese drawing   Every marquetry picture starts with a pencil drawing. I'm not particularly concerned with colors, although i do have a basic idea of what woods i will be using when I start to cut the marquetry.

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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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