While we are on the subject of fine marquetry, it is always good to find a craftsman that inspires you. I have watched this video several times and every time I do, it amazes me. He is using a traditional tool called a frame saw. I would like to build one someday, in hopes that […]
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The Joy of Precision Inlaid Lettering. See for yourself!
Last weekend I taught two inlay classes. At the end of each class I did a little class extra for the students. Actually, it really was for me! I really enjoy the precision, detail and challenge of fine marquetry. I have often questioned myself and find it interesting that I go from splitting wood and […]
Inlay Class this Weekend!
Have you ever wondered how hard it would be to embellish your project with string inlay? How about inlaying a Texas star right in the middle of your table top? This and a whole lot more will be available to you in our one day class on inlay. Join us this Saturday July 26th for […]
Winners Announced! Texas Furniture Makers Show
On November 17th, about two hundred people gathered at the exquisite Kerr Arts and Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas for the Texas Furniture Makers Show. This day is a huge event, and we’ve worked for months in the confines of our shop, even through many nights to bring quality completion to yet another piece to be […]
“Roses”, Finished Federal Hall Table
As promised here are some photos of my recently finished hall table. When I posted inlaying the bellflowers, I had planned to take ongoing photos of the progress and write several blog articles along the way, but my time has been so consumed with the making of this piece, that I haven’t been able to take […]
A Hall Table in Progress
I recently mentioned in our June newsletter that I have had some time to work on a commission for a client. I have been working on a Federal style hall table, complete with multiple inlays. The past couple of weeks I have been working on the inlaid legs. I am learning quite […]