Making Marquetry #4

The next step in the process is to transfer the design to one of the veneers using carbon paper. Choose the lighter coloured veneer, (Maple) – it show’s up the carbon tracing better.

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Transfer the design to the veneer using carbon paper

Once the design is transferred to the veneer it is useful to cover it with clear adhesive tape (Sellotape or Scotch Tape). This helps stop the veneer from tearing when you are cutting it.

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Cover the design with clear adhesive tape

Cover the second veneer (Rosewood) with adhesive tape as well then place it under the veneer with the design on it, taping both of them together so they do not slip when you are cutting the design.

You are now ready to start cutting the design.