This marquetry class was held at the Kings Wood shop, on one beautiful island in this tropical place. Most of the woodworkers here thrive in small shops that have open window and doors, some with challenging conditions, beautiful green surroundings, and working with the native woods are a pleasure to work with! I even found a little mascot in the woodpile that I became fond of! Much of the marquetry we did was made with shop-sawn veneer, about 1.5mm thick, and patterns constructed much in the same way that commercial thickness veneer are used. (1/42”- .06mm)
I am amazed at the variety of Koa, which I understand has over 80 (?) identifiable (???) variations of grain/color/figure, that can be used to construct an entire image with delicacy, depth and contrast, using just that wood alone. I so enjoyed my time here, and would like to spend more time in Hawaii, but might not get much work done with the beautiful water and lounging in this comfortable warmth and visiting happy people!