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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beginning Picture Marquetry by Lawrence Threadgold

comments (35) January 24th, 2011 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Beginning Picture Marquetry by Lawrence Threadgold 
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2002.
$17.95; 117 pp.

Here’s another book we received from the publisher and we're giving you an opportunity to win a copy. Leave a comment here for your chance to win.

If you are interested in learning the basics of picture marquetry, then this is the book for you. Beginning Picture Marquetry by Lawrence Threadgold covers the tools and equipment needed, knife and fretsaw cutting techniques, and includes 2 different beginner projects. The book also includes info on veneers, sharpening, and even a brief history about marquetry. This seems like a well rounded, beginner’s book and makes me want to give it a try.

Lucky baldcochise is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Let's hope he posts photos of his Marquetry in the gallery. I'll be looking.



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Comments (35)

derekg92 derekg92 writes: I'd love a copy.
Posted: 3:23 pm on January 30th

Hussein Hussein writes: I will be so happy to win this book and take me to the next level of wood working.
Posted: 10:44 pm on January 28th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: This book looks very interesting can't wait to get started.Count me in.
Posted: 3:31 pm on January 28th

wallachuck wallachuck writes: Marquetry is done by several techniques. I have been interested in studying these techniques for quite a few years now and hope to add this book to my library.
Posted: 9:01 pm on January 26th

Fiveoaks Fiveoaks writes: I'm in, ya can't win if ya don't enter.
Posted: 8:28 pm on January 26th

Sixty_Vette Sixty_Vette writes: I have tried many times! Count me in as well!!!!
Posted: 11:16 am on January 26th

wolfykkk wolfykkk writes: I`ve always enjoyed Marquetry...I have many plans for many projects but just don`t know how to get started...Every year I go to the big wood show and marvel over the talent in this area and speak with the artisans about it !!! looks rewarding !
Posted: 10:27 am on January 26th

lharriman lharriman writes: I just completed my first marquetry project (a tree sparrow) and would love to learn more about it. Thanks.
Posted: 7:47 am on January 26th

Hyrum Hyrum writes: I would love to learn more about this incredible art! The grand prize winner at the arts and crafts display at out State Fair is frequently a large marquetry project and I would love to try that. Count me in!
Posted: 11:41 pm on January 25th

bruwno bruwno writes: I have always wanted to try marquetry so I will own this book one way or another.
Posted: 10:59 pm on January 25th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: I would sure enjoy reading this book, put my name in the pot.
Posted: 10:35 pm on January 25th

baldcochise baldcochise writes: I've just spent the last 30 minutes watching some of the Fine Woodworking videos. Although I enjoy poring over my issues of Fine Woodworking, seeing how a woodworker performs a certain task in an efficient manner ... seeing it in action is almost like having a mini classroom available at any hour. I can play it though, try it on my own and ... Hey, wait, something isn't right. How'd you do that? and play it back again to answer my question. This site is a great addition to one learning woodworking on his own! Thanks.
Posted: 10:07 pm on January 25th

Cubby Cubby writes: When am I going to win something?
Posted: 9:03 pm on January 25th

d0od d0od writes: Count me in, I am new to woodworking and can use all the resources I can get my hands on.
Posted: 7:55 pm on January 25th

BarryDaniel BarryDaniel writes: Sign me up, love to get my hands on this book.
Posted: 5:23 pm on January 25th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: I would love to have book, I do a lot of large surface veneering and would like to try picture marquetry.
Posted: 4:33 pm on January 25th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: I have a 20 yr old Hegner scroll saw and would love to learn to use it for more than the few puzzles I have cut . Sounds like it would be great for next years Christmas gifts.
Posted: 3:56 pm on January 25th

DDolphin DDolphin writes: I ahve done a little marquetry but am always looking for that tip that will break down the log jam between my desire to create something and the actual ability to bring it to fruition.
Posted: 2:01 pm on January 25th

jswood jswood writes: I am always looking for a better guide to marquetry.
Posted: 1:15 pm on January 25th

Eriewood Eriewood writes: Yes, Yes, seems an interesting book. Although I do some minor inlay, I have intentions of taking it further. The basics are naturally a great place to start and this book would be great reading I have no doubt of that.
Posted: 9:46 am on January 25th

cwalvoord cwalvoord writes: I have started doing a little inlay work but I often have a hard coming up with a finishing schedule. Pore filling in particular seems difficult with different types and colors of woods. How do you keep one wood from contaminating the other either from sanding dust or bleed? How do you fill the pores (and gaps) but not turn everything the same color?
Any suggestions appreciated.
Chris
Posted: 9:20 am on January 25th

cer cer writes: This looks great. Hope it's mine.
Posted: 9:19 am on January 25th

RiversG RiversG writes: My Uncle used to do Picture Marquetry and they were wonderful, usually great outdoor and wildlife scenes. I've been interested in how it's done for a long time and depending on how difficult it is would be interested in giving it a try. At any rate I would be interested in reading the book.
Posted: 9:12 am on January 25th

Feder Feder writes: great!! enter me please, regards.-
Posted: 8:03 am on January 25th

losttool losttool writes: have just begun to work with marquetry and parquetry. This book sounds interesting. I would enjoy reading it.
Posted: 7:36 am on January 25th

csmarie csmarie writes: This book sounds awesome, please enter me for a copy.
Posted: 6:56 am on January 25th

Lori K Lori K writes: This book should make for some interesting reading.
Thank you
Posted: 1:29 am on January 25th

TopspinD TopspinD writes: Please include me in the drawing. I need more reading material to get through the wet NW winter. Thanks.
Posted: 8:50 pm on January 24th

Oldtyme Oldtyme writes: I have been wanting to try this. Sign me up, please.
Posted: 6:05 pm on January 24th

mgalipeau mgalipeau writes: Sounds like a great book. Thanks.
Posted: 4:36 pm on January 24th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I've always been fascinated by marquetry and would love to have this book to learn more.
Posted: 3:00 pm on January 24th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: Sure! enter me please

Posted: 3:00 pm on January 24th

Benrthomas Benrthomas writes: I definitely need this one in the collection.
Posted: 1:55 pm on January 24th

BSzydlo BSzydlo writes: I have always wanted to give marquetry a try and this seems like a good starting point. Count me in.
Posted: 1:11 pm on January 24th

MP72 MP72 writes: I would love to win this book and take my woodworking to places where it hasn't been before
Posted: 12:56 pm on January 24th

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