The sand needs to be pretty hot. Use forceps to avoid burns. Rather like my cooking used to be at scout camp - when it is brown it is cooking, when it is black it is done. Curved edges can be shaded by dragging the curve through the sand to produce a contour, then inserting the edge into the shaped sand.
Spooning hot sand onto a veneer to darken an area in the centre. Do not leave the spoon in the sand when you are not using it. The bird wing was cut as two simple pieces and checked for fit before being cut into separate feathers. Shading using the paint stripper. Keep the veneer moving in case of hot spots Hey Man - Serum (14) - Serum the airflow and ideally turn it over at intervals to heat both sides evenly.
This small hummingbird uses sand shading on many of the pieces to achieve smooth transitions between the different veneer shades. Quentin Smith guides us through his methods for shading veneers, which require only the most basic of equipment The traditional method for darkening veneers is to plunge them into heated sand, gently toasting them to the shade required. All you need is an old frying pan with around 2cm depth of sand and a heat source such as a portable stove. The sand itself doesn't need to be anything special, most beach sand is suitable, as is the sand sold by pet shops.
Some texts specify'silver' sand, but in my experience this can be very fine and the tiny grains can get into the pores of some veneers. Builder's sand can be a bit too coarse and some is rather mucky unless washed by shaking in a jar with several changes of water and then drying. My favourite tool for these is an old watt soldering iron to which I've added a small trough, made from some aluminium 'U' section.
I was lucky that the iron had a threaded hole though it, so I could bolt on the trough, but epoxy resin would probably do Solder Me (Ben Camps Hot And Soldered Remix) - Woven - Solder Me job. In addition to being smaller and giving off far less stray heat than the open pan, the temperature of the sand in the trough is reasonably constant from use to use. The iron has another advantage in that for fine work I can touch the edge of the veneer directly onto the iron to achieve a thin, dark line.
Avoid moving the veneer flat across the iron as this will tend to draw scorch marks on the veneer, a bit like upside-down pyrography. Again any effect achieved is unlikely to survive the finishing process. Woodworkers Institute. He undertakes private and commercial commissions for bespoke hand-cut marquetry. He is a member of the Marquetry Society and has won awards for pictorial, geometric, applied and miniature marquetry at the Society National Exhibitions. He tutors courses at several colleges around the country and in his hometown of Eccleshall.
For more information about marquetry courses or commissioning a piece of marquetry Website. However, for the finest examples of contemporary Solder Me (Ben Camps Hot And Soldered Remix) - Woven - Solder Me visit the National Exhibition in Markyate, St. Albans, Herts, between the 28th of May and the 4th of June Details of opening times can be found be clicking here here.
All rights reserved. Skip to Master Of Puppets - Metallica - USA89 [Accesskey '1']. Toggle navigation Newsletter Signup. Enhancing Marquetry archive Thursday 26 May Gallery The sand needs to be pretty hot.
Small curved pieces can be rolled to shade along the edge. The small trough of sand Ella Mi Fu Rapita - Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto a soldering iron gives a more consistent temperature.
A harder dark line can be achieved by touching the veneer edge onto the hot iron. Which were individually shaded on one side and corner. Pieces for a traditional scalloped corner. Ensure the same side is shaded on every piece. And ideally try to achieve the same degree of shading on each one. Dyed veneers and harewood can be shaded, but they all end up brown. Tagged In: furnitureMarquetryQuentin Smithveneersaesthetic.
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