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9780806926872

Marquetry & Inlay Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806926872

  • ISBN10:

    0806926872

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

"Taylor offers a wealth of information about cutting and piecing together veneers and describes the techniques for using either hand or power tools. The second half shows readers how to inlay decorative elements into wood. Taylor is first-rate in making sense of a some-what unforgiving technique. Excellent."Library Journal Exquisite designs, exotic woods, and skills anyone can master! With marquetry (attaching a design to a wood surface), or inlay (inserting small pieces of wood into the grain) even the simplest objects can become artistic and sophisticated pieces. Here's the best, most beautifully illustrated guide for learning a wonderful variety of woodworking techniques and achieving high-quality results. From corner banding and stringing to irregular shapes, circular motifs, rosettes, and purfling, all the processes are broken down and shown in crisp photos, accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions. Best of all, even the beginner can succeed in doing excellent work by following the directions for using either hand or machine tools. Here's the perfect chance to use rich looking, expensive woods, in small, affordable amounts, on projects such as a Box Lid, Writing Desktop, Violin, or Coffee Table. .

Table of Contents

Introduction 11(15)
PART ONE: MARQUETRY
15(92)
Introduction to Marquetry
17(4)
Pictorial Marquetry
18(1)
Applied Marquetry
19(1)
Choosing the Subject
19(1)
Aesthetics
19(2)
Copying the Picture
21(4)
Enlarging or Reducing with a Grid
21(1)
Copying with a Pantograph
21(1)
Photocopying
22(1)
Copying by Computer Processing
22(2)
The Working Pattern
24(1)
Wood Veneers
25(8)
Changing Veneer Colors
28(1)
Bleaching
28(1)
Darkening with Heated Sand
28(5)
Knives and Other Equipment
33(21)
Introduction
33(1)
Knives
34(1)
Craft Knives
34(2)
Snap-Off Blades
36(1)
Cutting Mat
37(1)
Straightedge
37(1)
Combination Square
37(1)
Tweezers
37(1)
Work Board
37(1)
Adhesives
37(1)
Sharpening Knives and Other Tools
38(1)
Sharpening with Hones
38(1)
Types of Knife Blades
39(3)
Sharpening Knife Blades
42(1)
Sharpening Blades for Channel Cutters
42(1)
Sharpening Scraper Blades
43(1)
Sharpening Router Cutters
44(2)
Knife Applications
46(1)
Vertical Cutting from the Face
46(2)
Vertical Cutting from the Back
48(1)
Bevel Cutting from the Face
48(5)
Bevel Cutting from the Back
53(1)
Cutting Techniques
53(1)
Cutting Curved Motifs
53(1)
Marquetry Techniques
54(37)
A ``Window'' Method Project
54(22)
Stack-Cutting Method Using a Scroll Saw
76(12)
Mounting the Work
88(3)
Veneer Examples
91(10)
Examples of Marquetry
101(6)
PART TWO: INLAYING
107(101)
Introduction to Inlaying
108(13)
Grounds Suitable for Receiving Inlay
108(1)
Types of Ground
108(2)
Types of Inlay
110(1)
Tools and Equipment
110(3)
Tools for Excavating Recesses
113(1)
Chisels and Gouges
113(1)
Toothpick Chisel
113(1)
Channel Cutters
113(1)
Knives
113(1)
Circle Cutter
113(1)
Hand Routers
113(1)
Scratch Stock
113(5)
Scrapers
118(1)
Planes
118(1)
Motorized Routers
118(1)
Tools for Shaping Inlays
118(3)
Inlaying Corner Banding and Stringing
121(24)
Principles of Excavation for Inlaid Motifs
121(1)
Inlaying Corner Banding (1st Method)
121(6)
Inlaying Corner Banding (2nd Method)
127(1)
Inlaying Corner Banding (3rd Method) and Inlaying Stringing (1st Method)
127(1)
Inlaying Corner Banding (4th Method)
127(1)
Inlaying Stringing (2nd Method)
127(1)
Inlaying Stringing (3rd Method)
127(1)
Inlaying Stringing (4th Method)
127(18)
Inlaying a Rectangular Panel
145(6)
Embedding the Motif
150(1)
Troubleshooting
150(1)
Inlaying Motifs with Curved or Irregular Shapes
151(4)
Inlaying a Circular Motif
155(6)
Creating a Motif & Inlaying it
161(7)
Inlaying a Motif-and-Line Combination
168(6)
Inlaying a Rosette
174(12)
Inlaying Purfling
186(9)
Creating an Inlay for an Existing Recess
195(4)
Fitting the Motif
195(4)
Inlay Gallery
199(9)
Appendices: TREATING THE FINISHED SURFACE
208(2)
Safety
210(4)
Security and Fire Precautions
210(1)
Lighting
211(2)
Electricity
213(1)
Workshop Equipment and Tools
213(1)
Personal Safety
213(1)
Glossary 214(3)
Metric Equivalency Chart 217(1)
Index 218

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