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Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild Inc.

2019 Annual Hands On Scrollsaw Workshop

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Every year in April we run a "Hands On Scrollsaw Workshop"

at our Guild's Workshop - 3 Cherokee Place, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga.

Participants pay a fee to attend

Which includes: Set project materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

We provide scrollsaws for people to use, though participants are also free to bring their own machines.

2019 Workshop

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Eight people attended our 2019 workshop. They were evenly split between marquetry, fretwork and 3D scrollsaw interests, but with nobody registering to do intarsia work this year.

2019 Workshop

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Members brought along a selection of their own work to show and to inspire the participants in our April 2019 Scrollsaw workshop.

2019 Workshop

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Here Jacob von Holzen is working with two of the 2019 participants on their marquetry projects.

2018 Workshop

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Sixteen people attended our 2018 workshop. It attracted some new participants with 7 attending for the first time. Those travelling the furthest were two observers, one from Whangarei and one from Wellington.

2018 Workshop

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Participants in 2018 were evenly balanced between Fretwork, Intarsia and Marquetry this time, with some who had been before trying something different.

Jacob's Marquetry Hints

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Jacob von Holzen has produced a summary of his Tips on marquetry for a course run by the Guild in earlier years. Click the Icon above to read the tips.

Marquetry

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Marquetry is the art of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. Marquetry differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another to form the surface pattern. The word derives from a Middle French word meaning "inlaid work".

Fretwork

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Fretwork is an interlaced decorative design cut out with a fretsaw, coping saw, jigsaw or scroll saw. Originally ornamental patterns were used to decorate objects with a grid or a lattice design.

Intarsia

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Intarsia is a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes, and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth.

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