Scroll Saw Overview with Tim Coleman
Tim Coleman’s creative use of decoration in his furniture is legendary. See how he creates some of his dazzling details using the humble scroll saw.
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Marquetry can seem like a mystical art, practiced by those who have either sold their souls to the gods of gap-free joints, or who were born with a set of calipers in one hand and a piece of 120-grit sandpaper in the other. I’m pretty sure that neither is true of marquetry artists like Craig Thibodeau, Steve Latta and Craig Vandall-Stevens, but I can’t be certain. One thing I am sure of is that Tim Coleman accomplishes the impossible using his scroll saw and a technique called double-bevel marquetry. After seeing it in person, I’m willing to bet that the others use the same
deceptive ingenious technique.
In double-bevel marquetry, the two veneers are stacked, one on top of the other. Then with the scroll saw table at an angle, you cut through both layers creating two beveled edges (hence the name double-bevel marquetry) that piece together…