Wednesday Marquetry – the tulip

This week I’m working on the marquetry for my freeform box.  This tulip is knife cut using dyed veneers.  This will go on the underside of the lid.  The top will get a rose – I’ll start that this weekend.

Here I am cutting out the tulip with my scalpel.

The final tulip before it’s glued down.

That’s it for the woodworking this week

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. 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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14 Responses to Wednesday Marquetry – the tulip

  1. CJ Hartwell says:

    So THAT’S how it’s done! Reminds me of applique in quilting. Beautiful work!

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  2. This kind of project would require far more patience than I have, but I’m enjoying your posts on it. (It’s much more fun when somebody else does it.) I’m looking forward to seeing the next update! 🙂

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  3. Debra says:

    It’s fun to see part of the method used to create the eventual design. It’s going to be beautiful!

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  4. dorannrule says:

    I can tell this will be a beauty!

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  5. Pied Type says:

    Maybe I wasn’t paying attention before, but is that interesting diagonal striation from the wood or from a special staining technique? I like it, and it sure shows off the tulip.

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    • It’s the wood veneer – at this stage there is no finish applied. This veneer is rotatory cut from a log which gives it a chatoyance effect depending on the angle of the viewer. The camera angle here highlights this lighting effect.


  6. Is this a gift? It should be!

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  7. I like your idea of having a rose on one side and a tulip on the other.

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