I left off last time with this photo from “Masterpieces of Marquetry” that I chose to adorn the bump-out verticals where the centre drawers stick out past the side ones.
After cutting the side motifs these little strips were easy, almost relaxing marquetry therapy. These are the painting in wood packet layers employing Curly Maple, Espenille, Padauk, Pink Ivory, and Poplar on an Ebony ground.
Here is the packet, ready to cut with my Inkscape tracing glued on top.
The cut pieces, glue side up, on shelf liner ready for shading.
And here they are sand shaded, mounted on butcher’s paper, and ready for filling and pressing. That will have to wait until the top marquetry is complete.
An easy bit of marquetry and a short entry this time. Next up is the top, the most challenging cut I have attempted. It will also be cut in PIW style but I have a little twist on the old methods that I’ll show in the next segment.
Thanks for looking in.
-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.