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Small Box with Parquetry Design

Small Box with Parquetry Design

 recently got hooked to Marquetry and Parquetry and have been building small boxes with them on the top. Wanted to share my blog on one of them along with the techniques I used to cut the veneers...

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Transitions: Equinoxes

Transitions: Equinoxes

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I did this piece with my colleague Spider Johnson from Mason, Texas, for the Texas Furniture Makers Show this past November. The concept was two-fold: A transition from raw wood at the bottom, up...

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Oak Leaf Theme, Dining Table

Oak Leaf Theme, Dining Table

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The theme of this dining table is based on the fall season with oak leaves and acorns. The table size is 31" tall x 51" wide x 93"long. Designing and making this table took me a little over 1800...

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Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

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Woodworking is a great art and hobby that you can quickly turn into business. You need to know that different woodwork projects will have different markets. For instance, if you are making toys, then...

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Art Nouveau Coffee Table

Art Nouveau Coffee Table

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This coffee table was designed and made for a customer with a large cigar room. The elliptical top size is 60" wide X 80" long with a total height of 22" The shape of the base is an art Nouveau...

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The Happy Table

The Happy Table

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The happy table - Solid quartered Oak, spalted Birch and African Blackwood 1/8" thick shopmade veneers. Drawbored tenon and mortise, dovetailed transverse bars, square supported corners - Made with...

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Marquetry Cribbage board with game storage box

Marquetry Cribbage board with game storage box

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Found an antique cribbage board I liked.  Used that design to create this one. Once I had the board done, I needed a nice box to store it in. The box I created shows one of the highest cribbage...

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Bowsaw built in a weekend

Bowsaw built in a weekend

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A quick and fun project, this saw was easy to make and is going to be very handy in the shop

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Gibson Sunburst Skateboard Deck

'Gibson Sunburst' Skateboard Deck

Handmade skateboard deck with marquetry design

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SMALL HANGING WALL CABINET

SMALL HANGING WALL CABINET

Dovetailed birch cabinet with marquetry panel. Some of the woods I used are manzanita, walnut burl, rosewood, and anigre.

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Starry Starry Night 2

Starry Starry Night 2

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This is the second one of these I made the first one sold within a month. Made of nails and tacks. The colored tacks had to be hand painted. Nailed into two layers of plywood, 1 3/4 and the other 12...

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Gem Storage Box

Gem Storage Box

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This was one of the most enjoyable boxes that I have made so far. The butterfly and Lilies incorporated into the marquetry I have been wanting to do for a long time now. I inlayed some Mother of...

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Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

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This Jewelry Box is made of marbled Crotch Walnut solids and bookmatched box elder inlays. The secondary woods are maple, ash, 1/8ply, Wenge. It features 3 layers: 2 alyers under the lid and the...

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Inlaying Pearl, and Abalone

Inlaying Pearl, and Abalone

    Cutting out the Pearl and Abalone and inserting into this marquetry panel was a little time consuming but very enjoyable. Using basically the Window Method for cutting in veneer. Cutting out...

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Geo-Ribbon Jewelry Box

Geo-Ribbon Jewelry Box

To make this box I started off by making the Ribbon Banding which is made out of Holly, Wenge, Walnut, & Maple Hardwoods.   The background veneer is Karelain birch burl and the Marquetry is the...

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Tour the Shop of a Marquetry Master

Tour the Shop of a Marquetry Master

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W. Patrick Edwards, winner of SAPFM's 2014 Cartouche Award for lifetime achievement, has been recreating centuries-old techniques at his San Diego shop for more than 30 years now. The shop also contains his American School of French Marquetry, and is home to woodworking wonders that Edwards refuses to let us forget.

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Chess Table, Queen Style Base

Chess Table, Queen Style Base

This is a table that I made 15 years ago for a designer here locally. The table was designed to have their last name initial "W" cut into the two sides of the table top in opposing woods. I cut all...

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STL 61: Mind-Blowing Marquetry

STL 61: Mind-Blowing Marquetry

Shop Talk Live sits down with marquetry master and SAPFM Cartouche Award-winner W. Patrick Edwards

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Wedding box with marquetry

Wedding box with marquetry

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Wedding gift to a friend. marterial: hard maple, bird-eye maple, inlay bandings, veneers. Size: 11.5"x9"x4". Marquetry: Red Rose and White Lily

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Custom Jewelry Box

Custom Jewelry Box

An example of one of the student projects I utilize in my high school Woodworking III course in which students research, design, model, and construct a jewelry box.

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