Rose Marquetry, Part 452

I’m probably three hours into assembling this marquetry picture, and it’s definitely kicking my butt.  It’s some kind of sadistic jigsaw puzzle created by a psychopathic game designer.  Imagine a puzzle where all of the parts are the same color, and are so small you need to use tweezers.  Now mix seven different colors of the same puzzle, and remove a half dozen critical parts.

But I’m so close to moving on to the next step.  I have probably six more parts to find…or re-make, then I can start the sand shading process.  We’ll see if I have the patience to work on this more today.

Here is the picture, test assembled.  The all-red roses have no depth or separation between the parts without sand shading.

Here is the picture, test assembled. The all-red roses have no depth or separation between the parts without sand shading.

Here is a close up of the problem area.  Maybe I can get my wife and son to comb through the remaining parts one more time before I have to resort to re-making these parts.

Problem area.  The piece of Mahogany background doesn't fit right, and I'm missing 3 stems, two leaves and a bit of background.

Problem area. The piece of Mahogany background doesn’t fit right, and I’m missing 3 stems, two leaves and a bit of background.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Rose Marquetry, Part 452

  1. Oh this look like fun….well, maybe not 🙂
    I’m not sure I’ll have the patience.
    Hang in there, you are almost done 🙂
    Bob, ducking and running thru snowbanks.

  2. Paul K. Murphy

    How can I get a job there? I want to be psychopathic and sadistic at work, oh, wait. Nevermind.

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