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Fox and Geese

Fox and Geese The cabinet I have been working on has now been lacquered and the richness of the wood can now be appreciated. The main wood is Macassar ebony with it's beautiful stripy grain. The red woods of the…

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New York Times article

From the New York Times (1989) I was recently doing a little housekeeping and attempting to "uncluttered" a bit. I came across a box of newspaper and magazine clippings. I wonder why I had ever thought to save most of…

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Fox and Geese cabinet

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

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

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

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

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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