Friday Woodworking – More Marquetry from the Heart

The shop’s been busy.  The marquetry is the most complete project at the moment so here’s the progress on the Celtic heart knot.

All the pieces are cut:

The Celtic knot is fully cut.

The Celtic knot is fully cut.

And all taped up and ready for gluing to the box:

This is the top all taped and ready to glue down.

This is the top all taped and ready to glue down.

and finally here’s a full shot of the cutting board I use.  I cut this marquetry with a knife.  You quilters out there will recognize the green cutting mat.  You’d be surprised the number of marquetry tools I’ve found at quilt shows.

My marquetry cutting board.  Yes, I bought the green mat at the quilt show.  All you quilters have one for cutting fabric.

My marquetry cutting board. Yes, I bought the green mat at the quilt show. All you quilters have one for cutting fabric.

Oh, yes that’s a knight on a horse on my work bench.  Long story there…

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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18 Responses to Friday Woodworking – More Marquetry from the Heart

  1. It’s already beautiful and you’ve only just begun. Really enjoy watching the progress of this, and all your projects. I’ve always been fascinated by woodworking. Love the natural materials you use.

    I did some Celtic quilting years ago. Funny I have not considered it since moving to Ireland from America. Quilting takes time and much focus (as I imagine your precision woodworking does?) and I tend to work on the ‘quicker’ projects these days between the needs of my five precious interruptors.

    Look forward to the story behind the knight on his horse invading your woodworking space, or is he guarding it? Hmmm…

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  2. Supremely cool.

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  3. artseafartsea says:

    Beautiful! I love anything Celtic.

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  4. Such an interesting project, Andrew. I love seeing how your woodworking is going. I can almost smell the sawdust.

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  5. Gorgeous design, Andrew. I can’t wait to see the finished piece.
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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    Looks great! Can’t wait to see the final product.

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  7. Mirja says:

    That Celtic knot is beautiful Andrew. Congratulations.

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