Antique Handtools Collection for Restoration and Creation
Florentine Mirror Gilding
Boulle Armoire Detail (re-creation)
Re-hydration of Hide Glue on a Antique Marquetry Panel
Marquetry Pieces for Treasure Box #1
For the Art Institute of Chicago, Boulle and Roentgen Marquetry
Bone Engraving for the Restoration of a Vargueño
Louis-Philippe Tilt-Top Table (Re-creation)
Pembroke Table #2 - Detail of the Top (Re-creation)
Preaparing Black and Blue Straw for Marquetry

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Professional Rules For Success

I have learned a few things over the years.  When I started out, thinking I could easily make a living working for myself, I was optimistic and confident that everything would be easy.  The first few years included some real setbacks and quite a learning curve, but I managed to keep it together and build a foundation for a business...

Life In The Past Lane

I first discovered Google Blogspot 5 years ago, while visiting other blogs that interested me.  I grew up with the early years of television and first thought it would be a great instrument for mass education.  That theory has been proven false.  It's not even a good instrument for news and facts.
On the other hand, with the...

Two Exciting New Videos!


Two Exciting New Videos!
Treasure Box Series II
I have been away from my bench for some time, living in a cabin in Montana.  When I am there my life is completely changed.  There is a simple artesian well and all the water needs to be collected and carried into the cabin several times a day.  There is also a need to chop wood and keep the stove going, from...

Final Delivery: Treasure Box Series II

Final Delivery: Treasure Box Series II
Proud Parents in Delivery Room

If you have red this blog for some time you are aware we have been working on the series of Treasure Boxes, designed to show off our marquetry skills (and make some money!).
As I recall, Treasure Box Series I started on the drawing table in November 2011 and we made 4 copies.  Three of the series had olive,...

Treasure Box II

After 2 years we can now present our Treasure box II
Treasure Box II

Treasure Box II

Treasure Box II

Patrick Edwards and I started this project 2 years ago after completing our first series of 4 treasure Box.
Treasure Box II

Treasure Box II

The series II was inspired by an antique from an auction house
Treasure Box II

We created a new design and concept using the original layout that we really liked.
Treasure Box II

Treasure Box II

Treasure Box II

Treasure Box II

For our creations a re-creations we use sawn...