Thursday, September 13, 2007

Marquetry.. I'm just not "Cut out for it"

Ok Ok what a terrible title for this post. For those of you that don't know what Marquetry is, basically it's little piece of veneer cut out to form something. Maybe a flower or an animal of some sort. I started the week out giving it a go. But soon found out that it wasn't for me. I should have knowen from the craving class, I'm just not cut out for working on such a small scale. I can't handle really small tools in my hands.

With that said the first day of the class was a lot of fun. But I couldn't focus on the job at hand. one reason is I am worried about the next project starting on Monday. Neil Erasmus is coming back to teach this last class. He was the head of the school last year, if you remember. Anyways I want to build something big and complicated. I first started thinking about a desk. But then my thoughts drifted toward a sideboard and finally they came to rest with a dresser. I have what I think is a pretty good idea of a cool dresser. I know I say that about all my projects. But if I don't love them then who will. But I know that it is going to take every last minute to make this. So I have sent the last few days doing some CAD work and figuring out dimensions, I guess preparing so that I hopefully get a quick jumpstart next week. I will let you know.

I also this week had another article posted on the Wood Talk Online website. So check it out. It's great fun writting article for that site, I hope to get a few more written and sent in the near future.

So until next time... that's the way the cookie crumbles

1 comment:

Mark Mazzo said...


Keep with it. I know when I first started carving (and I'm still not very accomplished)it did seem to be a very different set of skills than those used in furniture making.

Maybe you can try to add some marquetry or carving that that next big piece that you do. That way you'll have the best of both world and will also be adding some additional detail to the piece.