Marquetry

A one-day introduction or two-day advanced class exploring the widely practiced double-bevel marquetry technique, using sawn veneers and hand tools. In double-bevel marquetry the picture is drawn on the background veneer, the ‘inlay’ piece is taped underneath and both are sawn together on an angle, creating a precise, wedge fit when the pieces are assembled.

During the one-day introduction class, we learn the basic techniques and create a simple leaf-&-twig picture. During the advanced two-day class we make a somewhat more complex picture and include the hot sand shading technique that lends depth to the picture. In both classes we will also work with thinner commercial veneers, time permitting.

The one-day class fee is $130 plus a $50 material fee ($180 total).

The two-day class fee is $260 plus a $100 material fee ($360 total)

I have sufficient tools to accommodate a class of three, or you can bring your own stuff (list below), or — for an additional $80 you will be supplied with a complete marquetry toolkit including my shop-built adjustable birdsmouth —  yours to take home.

I recommend the book The Art of Marquetry, by Craig Vandall Stevens (or his more recent The Fine Art of Marquetry) for both inspiration and a clear explanation of the double-bevel process.

Tool list:

  • Adjustable birdsmouth (sawing platform)
  • 12″ throat fretsaw
  • one dozen 2/0 pinless saw blades
  • pin vise
  • 5 ea. #75 drill bits
  • small (Dremel or jewelers) countersink

One Day Marquetry Workshop — $180 — 9:00am to 5:00pm

Two Day Advanced Marquetry Workshop — $360 — 9:00am to 5:00pm (both days)

(optional tool kit for either class —  $80 NOTE: if the optional tool kit is desired it MUST be ordered and paid for in full at least two weeks in advance of the class date. Contact me for additional information

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