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    I finished this knife-cut marquetry box some time ago but it was only whilst rummaging about in the workshop today that I stumbled across it. Sadly, being stored in an environment where the temperature and humidity varies has not served the box well. Some veneers have lifted slightly in places .



    I edited the background with graphics software - I'm sure nobody wants to see my kitchen after Sunday lunch !

    Gill
    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

  • #2
    Now that's pretty spiffy Is that your design ? It looks like one of yours
    Very nice !
    ...~Robert~
    DW788 and Hawk 226

    " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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    • #3
      Very nice design. Love it
      Diane
      Dragon
      Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
      Owner of a Dewalt 788
      PuffityDragon on AFSP

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      • #4
        Finally! we get to see some of the work which lead you to scrolling.

        Awesome work Gill
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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        • #5
          Looks very nicely done, Gill.What kind of wood veneers are they?

          .. oh and hope you enjoyed lunch ...
          Ian

          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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          • #6
            It's just beautiful! Maybe you can fix what the environment did to it and then be more careful with it? I hope so.
            Mia

            We are the music makers.
            We are the dreamers of dreams.


            Easy scrollin' with a DW788

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            • #7
              It's one of my earliest attempts at design. I think I'd simplify the pattern a little if I was to try it again, especially if I was to tackle it as a scrolled inlay project.

              Unfortunately, I couldn't tell you what sort of veneers I used. They were wooden and contrasting - that was good enough for me!

              Carl -haven't I posted piccies of my marquetry here before? Many of these are more than twenty years old. I've got more, but these are my favourites. All knife cut.







              And finally, my first ever pattern design. This photograph is about twice the actual size and it's taken a bit of a battering over the years:



              Gill
              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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              • #8
                That's pretty cool Gill, I like.

                Bob
                Delta P-20 & Q-3

                I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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                • #9
                  Really nice Gill,

                  I like very much :-)

                  Regards,
                  Marcel
                  http://marleb.com
                  DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                  NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                  • #10
                    Very kewl Gill Could I impose on you for an explanation of the process ?
                    what, exactly, is marquetry and how is it different from scrolling ?
                    ...~Robert~
                    DW788 and Hawk 226

                    " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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                    • #11
                      Hi Robert

                      Marquetry is the application of contrasting wooden veneers which form a picture to a sub-strate that is usually not of presentable quality. It can be cut with a scroll saw, but only if the veneers are thick enough to withstand the cutting process. Scroll sawn marquetry is therefore much more common in North America than in Europe because veneers are much thicker; in Europe, craft knives (normally scalpels) tend to be used instead instead of saws.

                      There's a link to the British Marquetry Society here which explains the production process. As you can see, I was only ever trotting after some of these experts .

                      Gill
                      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                      • #12
                        Wonderful work Gill, thank you for posting the pictures and the explanation.
                        Great job on the first pattern too!
                        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                        • #13
                          Very nice work Gill.
                          kevin/pitbull.

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                          • #14
                            They look fantastic Gill. Perhaps some CA glue will fix your box in a jiffy.
                            Jeff Powell

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                            • #15
                              Gill's Boxes

                              has inspired me..I started a box yesterday..

                              Trout
                              Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                              Fish are food, not friends!

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