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Well, it’s over. my first course in French marquetry, level one, ended yesterday and the consensus is that we all learned a lot. The students learn...
I built a new sliding hatch for Friendship last year to replace the $136 piece of medium bronze acrylic that I sat on the while setting up some rig...
I saw a parquetry picture on google and wanted to make it. I had small leftover of salvaged Douglas fir from my picnic table I also had some small ...
In part one of this blog I went through making the stock of the pattern and sliced it into squares. This blog is the glue up of the pattern Hide gl...
If any of you are interested in trying hide glue but think it is messy or inconvenient / slow to apply on larger glue-ups. I can tell you about it ...
There have been several discussions here lately about hide glue so I thought I might post a little primer I made up a while back to answer some que...
Recently I was pressing some marquetry that was 26” long. That’s not necessarily a problem with hot hide glue unless your press is only 20” square ...
I know I said I was taking a break to get back to sailing for the summer but there was a surprise in store for me. On April 26th I had my boat haul...
This blog series is a year old now, starting in Dec. 2020. There seemed to be a lot of interest in my 18th century French joinery post so I though...
I’ve got a lot of pictures. Did I mention I love this joinery? Here are a few that set up the assembly. Again pretty self explanatory, ask question...
Here are the last few that should bring the construction up to date with my project post. I highly recommend that you try this style of joinery. It...
A little video of the first stage of gluing up the 18th C. cabinet. The top, bottom, and back are assembled dry to assure squareness and fit. The t...