Alan Carruth wrote: look up Joachim Tielke of Hamburg for some examples, as well as Voboam and Sellas
Alan Carruth wrote: This is often called 'parquetry',
Alan Carruth wrote:'Purflex' binding and rosette pieces are made with a computer controlled laser cutter in several patterns.
Alan Carruth wrote:That sort of work is extremely time consuming.
Thank you!!Alan Carruth wrote:There are a few books on marquetry available: one I have is 'The Art and Practice of Marquetry' by W.A. Lincoln, 1971, Thames and Hudson press.
During my search on the internet I managed to watch a lot of videos about Yosegi. What threw me off is that the japanese planes that they usually use are known for the thinnest shaving that they can produce, but how to make it able to produce a veneer of let's say 0.2mm still evades me (is that possible with a normal western style plane?!). I wish if there was a book about the art (e.x. to talk about technique involved but also creative examples of patterns created)..Doug Ingram wrote:The Japanese practice of making up patterned blocks and using them for decorative covers is called Yosegi.
Marcus Dominelli wrote:There is a strong tradition of marquetry like this in Egypt
This is mainly the part which remains somehow vague to me in creating these marquetry patterns, i.e. how to make them that thin. I saw the Persian craftsmen making those cuts on a bandsaw to create the veneer (But it looked thicker than 1mm), but I guess a properly tuned bandsaw can make the necessary cut of 0.5 - 0.3mm, although I never managed to have a cut thinner than 1mm on my bandsaw. Otherwise, I might have to try the Yosegi way with that super cool and sharp japanese plane!Alan Carruth wrote:The standard thickness these days for veneer is .5mm , although you can get .3mm as well.
I saw the Yosegi craftsmen also wetting the wood before taking the veneer shaving, I guess to facilitate the cut and to allow the veneer to easily uncurl while using some heat directly afterwards.Alan Carruth wrote:Wetting the wood prevents the 'chip breaker' of the plane from crushing the fibers and curling up the chip.
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