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post #1 of 3 Old 01-29-2010, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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First Marquetry Attempt

I picked up "Marquetry Course" with the intention of teaching myself the art of marquetry. This was my first project I completed other than a few practice shapes and stuff. I am generally pleased with the result. I kept it simple, just wanted to do my initials, found a font I liked, printed it, and traced it onto the base veneer which was maple. The other veneer is sapele. The materials were cut with an exacto knife.

To finish it up I mounted the finished veneer on some scrap 3/8" plywood and made a frame out of re-claimed walnut.

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-30-2010, 09:31 AM
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Nice work. Starting off simple is the best way to get into something. Challenge yourself a little more with each project and if the results are as nice as this project, you'll always be proud of your work. Although I have never tried marquetry, I have seen some really crazy detailled pieces at woodworking shows. Be careful, you may be headed down the path to addiction.
Great job.

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I've always wanted to experiment with marquetry but I need to improve my existing skills first. Looks like you have good technique down already. Nicely done.
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