Create this intricate design using double-bevel techniques
Synopsis: A companion article to “Elegant Veneered Boxes,” this Master Class details how to use double-bevel marquetry techniques to veneer a box with a cascading maple-leaf pattern. To achieve matching bevels, Janofsky cuts the inlay piece and background at the same time, using a scrollsaw with its table at an angle. Instructions are included on how to prepare the veneer blanks for the leaves, prepare the background veneer, design the pattern, cut out and inlay the leaves, and add stems for the final touch.
I use a variety of veneering techniques on the pieces I make. For this box, marquetry yields a pattern of overlapping Japanese maple leaves that cascade down the sides, a look inspired by Japanese prints and lacquerware.
Sometimes called double bevel marquetry, my method involves inlaying each element into the background veneer as though it were a tapered plug in a tapered hole.
To achieve matching…