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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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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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