Rich Gady
Craftsy Instructor

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Rich Gady is a lifelong woodworker and instructor who applies his knowledge of fine art to marquetry and parquetry to create woodworking projects that have won awards at the local, national and international level. When not in his shop, Rich teaches classes in marquetry, veneer, cabinetmaking and furniture making at Colorado’s Red Rocks Community College. He also leads workshops at Rockler, the Colorado Woodworkers Guild and the American ... Read Full Bio »

Rich's Craftsy Classes

Artistic Marquetry Techniques

Advance your woodworking projects with beautiful detail and impressive marquetry techniques. Award-winning woodworker and professional instructor Rich Gady will share essential techniques for marquetry and parquetry as you learn to choose a design, select appropriate wood and even use the right cutting tool for your project. Find out how to change the tone of your piece and achieve an alluring 3-D effect using sand shading. Then, learn how to cut stunning geometric shapes like diamonds, hexagons and Louis cubes. Get helpful techniques for assembling, vacuum pressing and gluing your pieces together. Finally, sand and oil your piece to make it ready for a finish of your choice. Plus, Rich will show you how to troubleshoot common marquetry, parquetry and veneer problems for projects that are heavy on satisfaction — not frustration!

$24.99 $49.99

Rich's Projects

Sand Shading
Marquetry & Parquetry Jewelry Cabinet
Marquetry Farm
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