Tag Archives: marquetry

Inlay complete!

Every feel like Heaven is conspiring against you? I feel that way about this project. Between the freezing temperatures, house guests, holidays, kids events, and other work related stuff, I feel like I can’t get anything done in a satisfactory … Continue reading

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One power tool I am very happy to have

  Now that the veneering work is done, it is time to prepare the material that will become the inlay. For this project, I am going to inlay the Hebrew word tzedakah on the front panel of the tzedakah box. Technically, what … Continue reading

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You know what sucks?

I frequently find myself telling people that I pretty much have every piece of equipment that a woodworker could want. Of course, you can never REALLY have enough tools. And if you believe you do have everything you need, or … Continue reading

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So we start again

Today I started construction on a new commission. It is a tzedakah box done in a style I have never made before. Generally, I make these with solid wood sides, but since this particular box has marquetry on the front, … Continue reading

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A little spark from DJ Marks

If you have been a regular to my blog, you know that my woodworking hero is David Marks. I was fortunate enough to be recruited to help him with his latest DVD, “Double Bevel Marquetry.” I was asked to help … Continue reading

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One-minute report

I’ll take an Hour for $1,000.00 Alex. That’s how I feel about time right now. There is simply not enough of it, and I can’t even buy some of it. I feel badly for my dwindling readership that I have … Continue reading

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The end has come

The Ginkgo box is finished and ready for shipping. The finish for the box consists of two coats of shellac, four coats of spray lacquer, and a coat of carnauba wax. As a quick review, the brown wood on the … Continue reading

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