By Craig Vandall Stevens, Joy Shih Ng
Marquetry is a method the place various typical colours of wooden veneers are conscientiously minimize to slot accurately jointly, making a incredible layout in one sheet or photo. within the mid sixteenth century, Italian craftsmen begun utilizing marquetry as a furnishings adorning artwork. utilizing a method known as the double-bevel reduce, the amateur to complicated woodworker is led via a completely illustrated step by step strategy from the layout to the end. enormous quantities of colour pictures show intimately how you can observed your personal veneers out of good wooden planks, the instruments and fabrics required, utilizing the scroll observed and the be anxious observed, picking out woods for colour and grain, layout suggestions, shading with scorching sand, and completing. 4 styles starting from basic to hard tasks are integrated as is a longer gallery of accomplished works to encourage the marquetarian in you.
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61 The next piece to be let-in will be the round stamen in the center of the flower. Transfer the stamen as well as the abstract center of the petal on to the background veneer. When completing the cut on a particularly small piece of veneer, beware of the insert veneer falling through the slot in the saw table . Once you've stopped the saw blade, place your hand below the table slot in case the insert veneer falls through. Pierce the design where the round stamen joins the top of the large petal.
I'm going to jump back to the first flower petal and let-in the ebony highlight. Reposition the pattern on the background veneer and transfer the highlights or "veins" of both petals . Turn the background veneer over and place the ebony in position over the flower petal. Tape in place. Notice that much of the waste piece (in the tweezers) is cut away in the saw kerf while the ebony insert piece is finely pointed. When working with tiny pieces like this, it's a good idea to sweep the work area regularly in case you drop the insert piece.
For the same reason we overlapped the stem into leaf section #4, cutting and overlapping this piece into section #4 will also leave a clean seam between the pieces. The goal is to fool the eye into believing that the underside of the leaf curls up along the edge. Crisp, smooth transitions from one part of the design to the next and overlapping pieces as you build on the design is the key to convincing the eye. Draw a dotted line slightly into section #4. ~. Place the background veneer over the mahogany insert veneer, paying attention to the grain direction.