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Title:
Beginning picture marquetry
Author:
Threadgold, L. T.
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Publication Information:
Lewes, East Sussex : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
ix, 117 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 color portrait ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ste021/2002391618.html
ISBN:
9781861082343
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Book

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Learn the art of making images from wood veneers with this superb introduction to picture marquetry. Learn how veneers are made, and how different grain patterns can be used to add texture and detail. Two simple projects - a viola and a dipper - show the basic techniques of cutting with a knife, and with a fretsaw using the pad method. Once learnt you can then create your own images and adapt photos and other pictures to make works of art. Covers veneers and their characteristics, tools, equipment and adhesives, knife and fretsaw cutting, mounting, and designing your own pictures.


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The art of creating pictures and decorative patterns from slivers of wood veneer goes back thousands of years. Threadgold gives us the historical perspective; examines veneers and their characteristics; surveys tools, equipment, and adhesives; and goes into the details of knife and fretsaw cutting techniques. He includes clearly explicated designs for flowers, a nuthatch on a branch, and landscapes with trees and mountains. With modern equipment, this art is less daunting than it once was. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.