Marquetry from Ukraine

Posted By on October 16, 2009

Those amazing marquetry art pieces are made in creative workshop “Marquetry-plus” which is located in city of Kiev, Ukraine.

I really do not know what tree species are used in the execution of  those works but they are particularly beautiful .

The first work of art , “Madonna with Angels” , has an area of 4 square meters and are co-authored with Irina Malkova.

Madonna with Angels

Madonna with Angels

madonna with angels 1madonna with angels 2

Marine life marquetry

Marine life marquetry

marquetry hawk

marquetry hawk

marquetry sliding doors

marquetry sliding doors

Much more of their beautiful work can be seen on their websit:  marquetry-plus.com.ua

Carvings from Southern California

Posted By on October 15, 2009

This sculpture and various canes are made by Roger from California .
For the “Free-form Sculpture” he used a piece of  Manzanita wood .
He don’t have his own website but more of his work can be seen here  lumberjocks.com

free-form sculpture

free-form sculpture

wooden sculpture

Various Canes

Various Canes

Woodwork humour

Posted By on October 13, 2009

You know you’re a woodworker if/when:

1. some mornings it’s just too hard to get out of bed… unless you hear a neighbor fire up the chainsaw.

2. You try to persuade your neighbor to trim his trees so you can get some extra wood.

3. whenever your friends, or neighbors are going to throw out some lumber, or a piece of wood, they call you first.

4. You refuse to throw away your sawdust because you can use it to make your own filler (even though you have 4 barrels of assorted sawdust just in case)

5. Your wife chides you for not wanting to throw any piece of wood away.

6. You remind wife/kids not to burn firewood from one particular half of the woodpile.

7. You can’t decide whether to put a piece of wood in the wood-stove, or make something out of it.

What a waste of a beautiful piece of wood

And it's a bit painful to see picture like this .

Marquetry from San Diego, California

Posted By on October 12, 2009

W Patrick Edwards

Those two tables are made in American School of French Marquetry by W Patrick Edwards and they are re-creations of  the “family table” that belonged to Louise-Marie, the eldest daughter of King Louis-Phillippe of France.

The original was probably made by Alexandre Bellange and exhibited at the Products of  Industry Exhibition held in Paris in 1834.

W Patrick Edwards makes his re-creations of antique furniture using only the original tools and methods of the pre-industrial period .

He saves the past for the future .

The full story of making those tables can be read here .

And lots of re-creations of antique furniture can be found on his website : www.wpatrickedwards.com

Louis-Philippe tilt top tables

Louis-Philippe tilt top tables

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Louis-Philippe tilt top table

table detail

Scroll saw clocks from Canada

Posted By on October 11, 2009

Those scroll saw masterpieces are made by kendo ( I don’t know his real name )kendo from Toronto, Ontario, Canada .

I find his work on www.woodworkingtalk.com where are more of  his  carvings , turnings and scroll saw works.

clock

kitchen clock

dome clock