The Creative Process: Expanding Yourself as a Designer

The Creative Process: Expanding Yourself as a Designer

Posted in Furniture Making, News, Woodworking | 3 comments

Posted by  David J. Marks July 31, 2014   I believe that design is the ultimate frontier in woodworking.  We live in a time that finds many people with the resources to set up a shop at home. It is amazing to see how many people are able to outfit their shops with a lot of the tools they need due to the fact that the majority of power tools are now made in China and have become affordable to the masses. So once we all have shops and we all have similar tools and wood,...

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Working Out the Bugs

Posted in Double Bevel Marquetry, Woodworking |

The good folks at Popular Woodworking magazine invited me to do some demonstrations at the Woodworking in America show in Pasadena last October. One of my demos was on double bevel marquetry so I decided to make a small sample of something to show the people in my class. I decided to try and make a “bug”. Yellow heart made a great background color and I love the graphic qualities of the end grain of black palm wood from Indonesia so I used it for the main body....

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