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    Default A few pieces from a new guy

    I'm Neal from Santa Cruz, CA. I learned marquetry a few years ago when a local master needed a shop to teach his class in. I was able to move a few tools and fit 6 students, so I got free tuition. Mostly, I incorporate marquetry in various furniture projects. I tend to favor simple, understated design. Maybe that will change as I acquire more skill.CraneBox3.jpggoose.JPGRobinMirror-2.jpg

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    Very nice. I especially like the picture frame. Looking forward to seeing more.
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    Absolutely gorgeous sir...

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    Default Thanks and a few more

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'll post a few more. Unfortunately, some of the pieces that were sold or given away escaped before I could take pictures. I'll have to get better at that.G&G EntCenter.jpgMeerkats.jpgMirror-detail-4.jpgMirror-full length-3.jpgSandpiperBox-2.jpgTurtleBoxDetail.JPGDSC01931.jpg

    As you can see, I like the dogwood flower design. I wish there were more green colored wood species that I could use for the leaves. I have been using poplar which is on the soft side and the green eventually goes brown. Any suggestions?
    The background wood for the turtle is from a log I sliced up from my firewood pile.
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    Awesome work - very nice designs. Love the dogwoods, but that Crane Box really caught my eye too.

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    Very nice indeed. Are you using the double bevel method?
    Who was your teacher - anyone we would have heard of?
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    Thanks, Alex. Yes, I am using the double bevel method - it makes me look more skillful than I am. My teacher's name is Matthew Werner - Matthew Werner – Handcrafted Furniture with Marquetry

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    Thanks. The paper crane is one motif I've done a few times. I love the simplicity of it.

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