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February 25, 2018

Harrow marquetry Group has now been running for 40 years 
Membership has been up and down and at the moment its down!
So we need new members. Any ideas on how to get the members will be greatly apprised. Word of mouth works, but with all the new social media surely we...

January 26, 2018

Come on down and see us at our stall, Meet some of the members and give Marquetry a try.

Marquetry is one of those arts and crafts that all ages can get something out of. The young can open up their minds and make futuristic covers and designs that could go on to be ico...

October 22, 2017

I wanted to make a quick box using veneer over ply. The box will be mounted on a wall with objects in it.

It's the first time I used sheet glue to stick the veneer to the ply. Basically, I was making standard veneer into iron-on veneer.  Using this method I was able to...

October 19, 2017

Just making a small jewellery box and veneering it. The prices aren’t large as the box is only 200mm x 80mm. However, I want to work quickly, so I tried using some sheet glue, something I got from the net. 
Iron-on glue   
It takes about  2 minutes for the he...

September 26, 2017


It took me some time to get my head around the geometry of this, working out the best way to cut the pieces. Once I started, it worked out quite easy, and the whole project only took 2 hours.

The middle colour veneer was the key to the project, at the time of deciding...

September 10, 2017

I've been watching YouTube videos, and I've decided to try and make some of this Yosegi Marquetry from Japan.
This is a link to just one of the amazing videos showing this style of marquetry:
https://youtu.be/0ckQ47ws37Y
So as not to make things too difficult for mysel...

September 2, 2017

Travel, yes travel. It's a wider open subject and I know I've got to give it lots of thought.  As I'm new to marquetry, I'm learning to hold back on big grand ideas; not only do they take up lots of time, but they also involve skills I just haven't developed as yet....

August 22, 2017

Workshop Cupboard made from Oak with Dovetail Joints

August 10, 2017

I needed a project to take way with me; it needed to be compact, so three veneers it had to be. Subject - I had been thinking about this for some time, but nothing came to mind. Days passed, and the next thing I knew was that I had 24 hours before flying. So I sourced...

August 8, 2017

Harrow Marquetry Group
Small group of people sharing information and knowledge.
Most of the members have been around for a long time and are very experienced. New members benefit from all of this experience and can really move forward quickly under their experienced ey...

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