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07:49 Mar 30, 2004
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
French term or phrase: marqueterie filet

The trim on a music box. I can't find the right term for here - any ideas?

Chris Collins
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5 +1fillet inlay, inlaid filletxxxBourth
5thread maple inlay
4maple marquetry with inlay banding (or with inlaid strips)
Claire Chapman
2 +2inlaid work or marquetry
Jonathan MacKerron
3thin maple inlay
Sheila Hardie



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thin maple inlay

I imagine filet could also be translated as a 'thin line' here but maybe you could simply say 'maple inlay' or a 'thin maple inlay'. Just an idea.



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... A thin maple inlay separates the 2" wide Wenge border from the Wenge and maple
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... Birdseye Maple. Maple handles and a thin Maple inlay on the lid add
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Sheila Hardie
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inlaid work or marquetry

according to Harrap's

Note added at 4 mins (2004-03-30 07:54:02 GMT)

sorry forgot \"filet\", \"inlaid streak/filet\" might work

Note added at 4 mins (2004-03-30 07:54:36 GMT)

filet according to Webster =\" a thin narrow strip of any material\"

Note added at 15 mins (2004-03-30 08:05:17 GMT)

\"inlaid maple streak\"

Jonathan MacKerron
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agree  Claire Chapman: I sugguest something like "marquetry with inlaid maple strips." I am posting supporting info below.
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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thread maple inlay

that's what very thin inlays are called. In the reference, you can see a website that sells music boxes. The site has both French and English versions

    Reference: http://www.automates-anciens.com/versionanglaise/cadres/cadr...
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fillet inlay, inlaid fillet

From the Web :

Fretwork medallions were incorporated into doors of wardrobes and cupboards and on tabletops and headboards. The main part of this decoration was in speckled, moire, marbled or flamed veneer, arranged simply or with a background effect, such as mosaic squares or circles. The frame was either pierced or fretwork and made from striped veneer of the same tonality, contrasted by a fillet that was 1mm or 2mm wide. This fillet was commonly made from boxwood or sycamore on a darkened-wood ground, or amaranth, ebony, pearwood or hornbeam stained black and inlaid into light furniture

Fillet: A contrasting strip of veneer, usually let in between a marquetry picture and its border veneer

Boxwood [buis]. A very closely grained wood of a yellow colour found frequently in Europe and elsewhere. Extensively used in France for fillets to frame panels of marquetry

Maria Grigorieff consults with her clients to design just the right combination of natural veneer framing, the elegance of inlaid fillet, and the handsome accent of a beautiful mat. These details give your image a look of distinction

It will be shipped to you in a walnut shadowbox frame with matching inlaid fillet, lined with beige line under plexiglas and ready to hang.

Framed in rich cherry wood, the double matting and gold fillet inlay are the crowning details of this mesmerizing golden gift

A solid walnut sidetable with a burl walnut top and maple fillet inlay

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agree  Tony M: Fillet works well for me here!
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maple marquetry with inlay banding (or with inlaid strips)


Undoubtedly nothing sets off inlay more beautifully than a border or multi-colored woods of varied design. Simple banding, consisting of light and dark colored strips, as used in the first plaque, may be made up or individual pieces, as the design is built up. More elaborate banding, however, can be made up beforehand and then handled as a single piece. Such patterns are made up of many pieces or wood glued together into one solid board and then sliced off across the edge of the laminations as in Figure 22...
The veneer is sliced with the grain with a sharp knife and straight edge. The strips are then laid flat on the table and glued together side by side in the form of the pattern desired. With just a piece or light and dark colored veneer to work with, the borders shown in Figure 23 A to D can be made up...

True Inlay Differs from Marquetry

So far, we have spoken of only that branch of inlay work known as marquetry, which in reality is not true inlay because it involves merely piecing together different-colored bits or veneer. True inlay, on the other hand as the word implies, is the process of fitting a veneer pattern into a recess of the same shape, routed out of a matrix.

Marquetry has so many advantages over inlay, especially in forming complicated patterns, that it has quite replaced the more difficult work of inlaying except in the case of inlaid banding, which is still generously employed to embellish fine cabinet work. We also find inlay still used extensively in musical instruments on which mother-of-pearl, ivory and bone are often used to produce an artistic finish...

A hand router has been placed on the market which is of great help in routing out narrow strips for banding. This small device works on the principle of a plane; it may be fitted with blades of various widths and is adjustable so that a cut may be made to any desired depth. With this tool it is not necessary to cut straight lines first, and then lift out the waste portion between the because the router does both jobs at once.| It is equipped with a gage for use in following the edge of aboard curved edges as well as straight ones may followed. The above router has another important advantage. The strip that is routed out is ejected from the center like the shavings from a plane. If care is taken not to break this strip, it may be stained a different color and inlaid again into the same groove from which it was taken, insuring an absolute fit. Or a strip may be routed from another piece of wood and used as banding...

Note added at 1 day 1 hr 31 mins (2004-03-31 09:21:09 GMT)

Au XXe siècle, seul le style 1925 reviendra à l\'ébénisterie. Ruhlmann et ses émules ont créé des meubles d\'un luxe extrême, tirant leur raffinement des techniques d\'incrustation et de l\'emploi de matières précieuses et d\'essences rares (macassar, ébène, amboine, bois de violette, sycomore, avodiré), rehaussées de filets d\'ivoire, de motifs de galuchat, d\'écaille, de cuir, de métal. Mais le prix élevé de tels meubles n\'a pas réellement permis de créer une mode et de l\'imposer.

    Reference: http://www.inlay.com/marquetry/wood_inlay_part1.html
    Reference: http://www.inlay.com/marquetry/wood_inlay_part2.html
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