FANTASY MARQUETRY #11: Stage 1 nearly finished

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I still have 2 or 3 spaces to fill on the tree and some on the hand, plus the work on the holes from the packet nails. Besides that, many details have to be added and sand shading done too. The last part of the sawing wasn’t quite as bad. I was able to hold onto the loose pattern as I worked.

I can’t wait to start another project where the pattern stays attached!

No learning points today except that it pays to stick with it. I managed to not let my temper get the best of me like when I was making my first box for my son many years ago and the project went south in a really bad way and I stomped it to bits on the shop floor. I wouldn’t get the same satisfaction with my marquetry project because it’s already flat and in pieces.

I’m hoping the details and the sand shading will bring this to life and I hope it will make a good gift to my son and his wife.

Thanks for following with.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

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