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Mirror

  • December 27, 2019

This is a life-size marquetry portrait of my father. It is as if he were looking in a mirror and adjusting his tie. The marquetry picture was cut and glued into a panel. This panel is pressed into the frame…

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Wendell Castle

  • December 23, 2019

I met in Wendell Castle in 1973 about a year after graduating from college. I was introduced by Richard Newman, a furniture maker whose work I had seen and admired. I had hoped for a possibility of working for Richard,…

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Fishscale Chest of Drawers

  • December 2, 2019

I had the chance to go to Paris and study traditional marquetry technique. One thing i was particularly interested in was making duplicate motifs. Some of the great French cabinetmakers used this technique to cover large surface areas. There is…

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Flukulele

  • November 4, 2019

Flukulele Several years ago my shopmate, Tom Coughlin, came in one morning and said he was going to make a couple of ukuleles for his kids. (he's an excellent guitar maker.) I said that perhaps i would "shadow him as…

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Cuckoo Clock

  • November 4, 2019

Here is another in my series of pieces using a self portrait. In this case it is a cuckoo clock. The marquetry is done with all natural woods except the background which is dyed-black obeche. the mechanism works like a…

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