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    First Marquetry Project

    I've done veneer work for a number of years, including geometric designs in veneer. But I've never done marquetery. Recently, I signed up for Paul Schurch's marquetry class in November in Santa Barbara. To prepare for the class, I got his DVD and followed the instructions to do a modification of the project on the DVD. It wasn't as hard as I though it would be but this is a very simple marquetry project.

    A picture of the panel is below. I just have two coats of shellac on it, but I'll finish it with lacquer and use it as the bottom of a serving tray.

    I'm looking forward to the class to gain more skill in this technique. I think it will open up a world of decorative possibilities.

    Mike

    [Unfortunately, the picture does not show the detail well.]
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    Very nice Mike- I'm sure the details would make it even more impressive. Did you get his book and DVD? If so, any opinions on them?

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    Looks beautiful from here, Mike. I can only imagine what you'll be making once you get some lessons.
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    where did you get the green wood or is that dyed mike?
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    Fine looking project, Mike! Good color selection and great execution!
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    If I could do that good, I wouldn't worry about taking a class. Very pretty.
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    Judging from the results, you may be teaching those classes, soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Schultz View Post
    Very nice Mike- I'm sure the details would make it even more impressive. Did you get his book and DVD? If so, any opinions on them?
    I bought the DVD. It's titled Marquetry Volume 2 because volume 1 is on plain veneer work. You can see the DVD here.


    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    where did you get the green wood or is that dyed mike?
    That's dyed veneer, Larry. A lot of marquetry is dyed veneer to get the shades of color you want.

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind words.

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