by Jack Metcalfe & John Apps
If you’ve oohed and ah’d over woodwork with decorative patterns - compass roses, fans, shells, chess boards, etc. - but thought learning the craft of marquetry was beyond you, you owe it to yourself to check out this book. Jack Metcalfe and John Apps are British marquetry teachers with over 30 years of experience, and their teaching skill is very apparent throughout their book. The Marquetry Course is a practical, profusely illustrated guide to the art, craft and technique of marquetry. It sets up a series of tutorials that immerse the reader in exercises that develop basic marquetry skills - how to use the tools and materials, how to design the work and finish it - in a very methodical, easy-to-follow manner. It concludes with a gallery of inspirational photographs of exquisite marquetry pieces, including many made by the authors themselves. The Marquetry Course includes full project details for making a jewelry box, a fire screen, an oval gallery tray and a pier table.
176 pages, with over 300 step-by-step photographs and instructions, templates, drawings and a glossary. Softcover. 8 1/2" x 11".