Yes, more marquetry.
I’m not going to get any shop time this weekend, but I wanted to set up for my next marquetry project. “Set up” in this context means laminating newsprint onto the show face of the veneer with hot hide glue. And sticky fingers. My wife walked in the shop when I had a sheet of newsprint stuck to my hands and I was waving my arms to get it off. That’s probably an image that won’t go away.
The design I’m going to do (note the positive attitude!) came from the UK marquetry society member’s library, it’s one of my favorites. At least as a line drawing, I expect seeing it in color will be pretty good too. I like that there is a lot of motion and detail, but that none of the parts are microscopic.
If you’ve followed my marquetry adventures the past few months you’ll recognize the main rose as one I did for a sand shading practice exercise. The marquetry packet is 9″ x 12″, for scale. Adding a border later will make this about 3″ wider and longer when completed.
Once I had all of the veneer sheets laminated with newsprint I shoved the whole gooey mess into the press to “cook”. I’ll leave it like this overnight, then assemble the packet for cutting next week.
Meanwhile, I need to start something else. I wonder what I could do with this?