A New Home for Mouth-Watering Marquetry
Creative inlay is one of those arts that just scares the heck out of a lot of craftsmen – and women. Marquetry and inlay are by their very nature, incredibly intricate arts, and while many of us may never try our hand at the boulle marquetry, or break out a razor-sharp scalpel in the workshop, you can’t help but appreciate the work involved in these types of projects.
SIMPLE INLAY TIPS & TRICKS
Furniture maker Craig Thibodeau takes a cue from the music world with his simple method for inlaying mother of pearl.
Arthur Kim Dodge’s new website on Inlay Arts certainly goes a long way when it comes to appreciation of the craft. The new site offers a blog on all-things-inlay, and a gallery featuring respected artisans including Fine Woodworking contributor Craig Thibodeau. For those lucky enough to be included in the roster, Dodge provides a shop in which they can hawk their wares, and links where interested parties can request a quote.
If you’re looking for a bit of woodworking inspiration, be sure to drop by and have a look. Personally, I enjoyed Dodge’s post on The Prince of Wales’ recent visit to the ARYMA Marquetry Studio. Apparently, Prince Charles actually got his fingers dirty, helping to assemble a bit of marquetry that will later reside at his Birkhall estate. Who knew the royals were actually willing to play with glue!